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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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St. Claude Avenue, the main street in New Orleanss Ninth Ward, lies between Piety and Desire. Brother-and-sister team Arlet and Sam Wylie talk about their regular and irregular life on the rough-and-tumble street, living above a neighborhood store. They remember a childhood of parents keeping them inside to avoid the struggles of the neighborhood around them, though life inside often wasnt much better. The Wylies talk to the people who live and hang out on the block, from the guys in front of the store to a candid interview with “Avon Seller”, a teenage hustler, but they also detail their inside life, including Sams new fatherhood, Arlets new home, and a powerful interview with their mother, a survivor of domestic abuse. Throughout, they weave the history of St. Claude through their own history living upstairs. Unusually frank and self-reflective, the Wylies paint a remarkable picture of a street where drugs, guns, poverty, and violence are part of the everyday landscape, yet where hope is never quite extinguished.

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a.dominique, December 8, 2008 (view all comments by a.dominique)
This book is great and I'm not just saying that because that is my brother and sister. It's really good especially the parts about me!!!!!!!!! It's a must read.......Though some things I already knew, I now get to see through their eyes.

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ISBN:
9781933368290
Author:
Wylie, Sam
Publisher:
Soft Skull Press/Red Rattle Books
Author:
Wylie, Arlet
Subject:
Louisiana
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Subject:
New orleans
Subject:
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places/United States/General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Neighborhood Story Project
Publication Date:
20051018
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW photos throughout
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
9 x 8 in 10.5 oz
Age Level:
from 10

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St. Claude Avenue, the main street in New Orleanss Ninth Ward, lies between Piety and Desire. Brother-and-sister team Arlet and Sam Wylie talk about their regular and irregular life on the rough-and-tumble street, living above a neighborhood store. They remember a childhood of parents keeping them inside to avoid the struggles of the neighborhood around them, though life inside often wasnt much better. The Wylies talk to the people who live and hang out on the block, from the guys in front of the store to a candid interview with “Avon Seller”, a teenage hustler, but they also detail their inside life, including Sams new fatherhood, Arlets new home, and a powerful interview with their mother, a survivor of domestic abuse. Throughout, they weave the history of St. Claude through their own history living upstairs. Unusually frank and self-reflective, the Wylies paint a remarkable picture of a street where drugs, guns, poverty, and violence are part of the everyday landscape, yet where hope is never quite extinguished.
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