Last Night's Heroes

Last Night's Heroes

by Guy Thomas Breen
Last Night's Heroes

Last Night's Heroes

by Guy Thomas Breen


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"Last Night's Heroes" is a captivating journey into the life of Gary De Giose, a budding radio disk jockey in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, whose world is shaken when he receives the devastating news of his mentor and friend Matt's passing back in their hometown of Brooklyn, New York. Overwhelmed with guilt for missing Matt's funeral, Gary embarks on a poignant pilgrimage to visit his friend's final resting place, igniting a profound reflection on his own life's direction. Set against the backdrop of a sweltering August night in 1979, the narrative unfolds as Gary retraces the last night he spent with Matt, leading to a chain of wild and dramatic escapades that forever alter the course of their lives. In the heart of working-class Williamsburg, Brooklyn, you'll meet a vibrant cast of characters. Anthony, the man at a crossroads, and the contrasting cousins, Billy and Mario, whose unshakable loyalty defines their bonds. Lenny's uproarious antics with his date for the evening, Johnny and Eddie's roles in the unfolding events, and Joe's contemplation of marriage to Lena all contribute to the rich tapestry of their interconnected lives. As Gary navigates the changing landscape of his beloved hometown, transitioning from the carefree days of the 60s to the evolving 70s, readers witness the evolution of friendships, self-discovery, and the challenge of adapting to a shifting era. Each character's strengths, flaws, and motivations come to the forefront, painting a vivid portrait of their individual journeys. "Last Night's Heroes" is a time machine that transports you to a bygone Brooklyn, where street games, enduring friendships, and self-exploration intertwine. Sit down at Sid's Luncheonette with an egg cream before rocking out at the iconic Max's Kansas City, the preeminent Punk Rock Club of New York City. Beyond the personal stories, the book also delves into the gritty reality of Williamsburg during the 70s, when New York City grappled with financial woes, urban decay, racial tensions, and rising crime rates. The narratives of these relatable characters ultimately converge into an unforgettable night of self-discovery, the cementing of camaraderie, and a senseless tragedy that forever alters their lives. "Last Night's Heroes" is a literary tour de force that captures the essence of an era and the timeless human experience of growth, friendship, and resilience in the face of adversity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798350944075
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 04/10/2024
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 272
File size: 920 KB

About the Author

Guy Breen, known as "The Ghost," is a multi-talented creator whose presence reverberates across the digital soundscapes of With a diverse portfolio, Guy is an accomplished author with a published body of work featured in renowned publications such as Brooklyn Bridge Magazine, Army Times, and The Christian Science Monitor. His literary prowess extends to the anthology "Writing for a Lifetime: Contemporary Readings from Popular Sources," where he contributes a compelling essay. In addition to his written achievements, Guy has lent his voice to the world of sports broadcasting, covering the New York Jets as the charismatic "Guy, the Jets Guy" on WLIE in Long Island, N.Y. With a passion for both the written word and the airwaves, Guy Breen is a versatile creative force making his mark in various artistic domains. You can email him at:
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