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Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue: A Novel of Pastry, Guilt and Music

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Its the boom years of the 1980s, and life is closing in on Nathan Seltzer, who rarely travels beyond his suddenly gentrifying Lower East Side neighborhood in New York City. Between paralyzing bouts of claustrophobia, Nathan wonders whether he should cheat on his wife with Karoline, a German pastry maker whose parents may or may not have been Nazis. His father, Harry, is plotting with the 1960s boogaloo star Chow Mein Vega for the comeback of this dance craze. Meanwhile, a homicidal drug addict is terrorizing the neighborhood.

With its cast of unforgettable characters, Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue is a comedy of cultures, of the old and the new. Its about struggling to hold on to life in a rapidly changing world, about food and sex, and about how our lives are shaped by love and guilt.

About the Author

MARK KURLANSKY

New York Times bestselling author of 1968, Salt, and Cod

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345448194
Author:
Kurlansky, Mark
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.96x5.32x.80 in. .53 lbs.

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