New Yorkers: A City and Its People in Our Time

Craig Taylor (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$30.00  $27.60
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
March 23, 2021
Pages
432
Dimensions
4.7 X 11.0 X 1.3 inches | 1.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780393242324

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About the Author

Craig Taylor is the author of the best-selling Londoners, as well as One Million Tiny Plays About Britain and Return to Akenfield. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, the Globe & Mail, and McSweeney's. He lives in western Canada.

Reviews

An incredible achievement. Insightful, funny, surprising, profound, moving and honest. This could be the great American novel--and it isn't even a novel.--Joe Dunthorne, author of Submarine
A monumental and beautiful testimony to a city and to life itself. Joseph Mitchell, one of the great chroniclers of New York and whose work Taylor wonderfully continues, once profiled an unusual man named Joe Gould who said, more or less, that by overhearing the conversations of New Yorkers you could know the world and all its history. And this is what Craig Taylor has done: not just reveal a city, but the human spirit that lights the city; that spirit, which despite its flaws and madness, seems in the end to always wish to transform chaos and hatred into meaning and love.--Jonathan Ames, author of The Extra Man
As gorgeous, cacophonous, and shocking as New York itself. Like those great oral historians Studs Terkel and Ronald Blythe, Craig Taylor has the gift of drawing out the most idiosyncratic confidences, creating a magical, uproarious and sometimes terrifying portrait of life in the ultimate city.--Olivia Laing, author of Everybody
An engrossing, multihued 'oral portrait' of New York City as told by the people who live there...Expertly edited and arranged, these striking snapshots make clear that in New York, 'the people are the texture.' Admirers of the Big Apple will be enthralled.--Publishers Weekly
Craig Taylor gets us. His sojourn in New York has resulted in a wonderful portrait of the city and its people, in good times and in bad, living, persevering, triumphant.--Kevin Baker, author of The Fall of a Great American City
Craig Taylor has conducted Gotham's voices into a gorgeous score...I've never heard New York sound this good, this in tune, despite its seas of trouble.--Leanne Shapton, author of Swimming Studies