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The Mole People: Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City

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Publisher Comments:

Thousands of people live in the subway, railroad, and sewage tunnels that form the bowels of New York City and this book is about them, the so-called mole people. They live alone and in communities, in subway tunnels and below subway platforms and this fascinating study presents how and why people move underground, who they are, and what they have to say about their lives and the “topside” world theyve left behind.

Review:

"Ms. Toth is in the unenviable position of Coleridges's Ancient Mariner: She's a cursed witness who's obviously haunted, even tormented, by the faces, stories, and subterranean landscape she has vistied." New York Observer

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"We come to trust her as our guide to this subterranean world. And what a world it is. After snaking with Toth over fences, into manholes, down rusty stairs, across planks and catwalks, and through fissures in cement walls, we enter what one police officer describes as 'a city beneath the streets.'" Los Angeles Times

Synopsis:

Explores the underground communities beneath New York City, examining the people that live there, the factors that influenced their decision to move below ground, and the sense of identity individuals find in this alternative world.

Synopsis:

This book is about the thousands of people who live in the subway, railroad, and sewage tunnels of New York City.<BR>

About the Author

Jennifer Toth is a journalist and the author of Orphans of the Living: Stories of America's Children in Foster Care and What Happened to Johnnie Jordan?: The Story of a Child Turning Violent.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781556522413
Author:
Pape, Chris
Author:
Morton, Margaret
Illustrator:
Pape, Chris
Author:
Morton, Margaret
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Homelessness
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
New York
Subject:
SOC045000
Subject:
Underground homeless persons
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
19951031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.8 in 0.85 lb

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Product details 280 pages Chicago Review Press - English 9781556522413 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Ms. Toth is in the unenviable position of Coleridges's Ancient Mariner: She's a cursed witness who's obviously haunted, even tormented, by the faces, stories, and subterranean landscape she has vistied."
"Review" by , "We come to trust her as our guide to this subterranean world. And what a world it is. After snaking with Toth over fences, into manholes, down rusty stairs, across planks and catwalks, and through fissures in cement walls, we enter what one police officer describes as 'a city beneath the streets.'"
"Synopsis" by , Explores the underground communities beneath New York City, examining the people that live there, the factors that influenced their decision to move below ground, and the sense of identity individuals find in this alternative world.
"Synopsis" by , This book is about the thousands of people who live in the subway, railroad, and sewage tunnels of New York City.<BR>
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