Here They Come
by Yannick Murphy, a review from Powells.com by Jill Owens.
"A parade of hotdog vendors. A policeman on his horse in Central Park. A railroad apartment, with a perfect view to people-watch from the fire escape. These are iconic New York images, and Yannick Murphy's new novel is thick with them. But shift your perspective slightly: what if the apartment is piled high with rotting garbage because its inhabitants can't afford to have it removed; the bathroom becomes so cold in the winter that breaking the ice on the toilet water becomes a morning ritual; and the hot dog vendor, one of the narrator's best friends, gives her Hershey bars in exchange for letting him feel her up? Welcome to Here They Come, a novel which decenters the familiar ? pushes it through the looking glass to the point of acceptance, humor, and maybe even awe, of a surreal adolescence both blessed and cursed." Read the entire Powells.com review.