New York, New York

New York, New York

How the Apartment House Transformed the Life of the City (1869-1930)

Book - 1993
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of eleven connected stories follows Dan Foley as he is initiated into his family's funeral business, attends college in St. Petersburg, Florida, transforms his brother's war tales into his own, and becomes obsessed with the girl at the theater's ticket window. A first collection.

Blackwell North Amer
Eleven connected stories set in Florida - two of them from The New Yorker - that trace the life of Dan Foley from adolescence to fatherhood to divorce to new beginnings.
We see him at age twelve initiated into his family's undertaking business, forced to help remove a corpse from a massive mud slide, as his father is, for the first time, clearly revealed to him... We see him as husband, father and successful architect, replaying the disappointments of the last few years and tracing his luck - his bad luck - back to the day when, driving with his pregnant wife, he suddenly, to his extreme horror, hits and kills a fox. And, ultimately, we see him alone, separated from his wife and family, meeting his children on weekends in malls he has designed, watching from a distance as his wife tries to complete the home improvement projects he never finished - and starting on a new life, in a new town...
An immensely talented writer - an exciting debut.

& Taylor

Eleven stories trace the life of Dan Foley, from his childhood as the son of a mortician to his adult life as a husband, father, and architect

Publisher: New York : Knopf, [1993]
Copyright Date: ©1993
ISBN: 9780679409656
Branch Call Number: 728.314 HAWES
Characteristics: xv, 285 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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