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Manhattan Gothic
     

Manhattan Gothic

by James Howard Kunstler
 

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A children’s story for grown-ups.

“…amongst their own kind, children are the world’s most thoroughgoing skeptics.”

But not eleven-year-old Jeff Greenaway. When his parents suddenly come into possession of hard-to-get tickets to the smash musical How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, but can’t find

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A children’s story for grown-ups.

“…amongst their own kind, children are the world’s most thoroughgoing skeptics.”

But not eleven-year-old Jeff Greenaway. When his parents suddenly come into possession of hard-to-get tickets to the smash musical How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, but can’t find a babysitter, Jeff ventures out in the Manhattan night to meet his hero, Count Zackuloff, the mad, moldy host of Channel 5’s Midnight Mystery Theater, a horror movie program. Amazingly, the Count takes Jeff along on a publicity stunt in costume to the Horn and Hardart Automat, drawing crowds of curious fans. Next, the Count takes Jeff to a double feature horror matinee at the 58th Street Translux. An unusual friendship develops between the boy and the ghoul. Through it all, Jeff nutures dreams of becoming the Count’s on-screen sidekick. But the Count has his own dreams—and they do not include a lifetime of introducing old horror movies on a third-rate New York TV station.
James Howard Kunstler’s charming tale takes us back to an age when New York City was a natural playground for a little boy and his own, personal vampire hero—a time when it seemed possible that all of our dreams could come true.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015522846
Publisher:
Water Street Press
Publication date:
10/22/2012
Series:
The Jeff Greenaway Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
60
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

James Howard Kunstler was born in New York City in 1948. His body of work includes non-fiction (The Geography of Nowhere, Home from Nowhere, The City in Mind, The Long Emergency and Too Much Magic); his fiction includes World Made by Hand, which was selected as a top-five fiction pick of 2008 by National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” and the second World Made by Hand novel, The Witch of Hebron, as well as ten other novels. Manhattan Gothic is the first in his Jeff Greenaway series.

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