Another Bullshit Night in Suck City: A Memoir

Nick Flynn (Author)
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Description

Nick Flynn met his father when he was working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter in Boston. As a teenager he'd received letters from this stranger father, a self-proclaimed poet and con man doing time in federal prison for bank robbery. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City tells the story of the trajectory that led Nick and his father onto the streets, into that shelter, and finally to each other.

Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
September 17, 2005
Pages
357
Dimensions
5.52 X 0.92 X 8.22 inches | 0.74 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393329407
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About the Author

Nick Flynn has worked at a variety of jobs, including ship's captain, electrician, and as a case-worker with homeless adults. As poet-in-residence for six years at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University, he taught writing to young people and their teachers in New York City Public Schools. His poetry and essays have appeared in the Paris Review, The Nation, and in several anthologies. Some Ether, a book of poems published by Graywolf Press, won a "Discovery"/The Nation Award, as well as the PEN/American Center's Joyce Osterweil Award. He lives in Provincetown, MA, and in Brooklyn, NY.

Reviews

The prose swirls in graceful arcs that frequently rise to the level of poetry, leavened by mordant humor.... It's a powerful tale, stylishly told.--Michael Mewshaw
A remarkable feat: a clear-eyed, inventive, and astonishingly honest guided tour of hell.--Elissa Schappel
Flynn's authentic voice... holds us rapt, keeping both the tragic and the redemptive possibilities open.--Darren Reidy
[Flynn's] story is eerie testimony to the potent influence of an absent parent. But Nick, a poet, is too subtle a writer to say so outright, and instead lets us draw our own conclusions with a delicate, poetic logic.--Kate Bolick
Flynn has written a potent, distinctive autobiography.... Flynn's talents are considerable--he has a compelling voice and wry sense of humor, especially about himself.--Vendela Vida
In a perverse act of divine intervention, a life worth writing about was bestowed on a man actually able to write--in startling, beautiful, unsentimental prose.... It is crammed with beauty and wisdom, and everyone will love it.--Devin Friedman