Loisaida

Loisaida

by Dan Chodorkoff

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Overview

Catherine, a young anarchist estranged from her parents and squatting in an abandoned building on New York's Lower East Side is fighting with her boyfriend and conflicted about her work on an underground newspaper. After learning of a developer's plans to demolish a community garden, Catherine builds an alliance with a group of Puerto Rican community activists. Together they confront the confluence of politics, money, and real estate that rule Manhattan. All the while she learns important lessons from her great-grandmother's life in the Yiddish anarchist movement that flourished on the Lower East Side at the turn of the century. In this coming of age story, family saga, and tale of urban politics, Dan Chodorkoff explores the "principle of hope", and examines how memory and imagination inform social change.I


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BN ID: 2940014103244
Publisher: Fomite
Publication date: 01/29/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 348
File size: 724 KB

About the Author

Dan Chodorkoff is a writer, co-founder of The Institute for Social Ecology, and a cultural anthropologist who's work focused on the Lower East Side. A former college professor, he is a life-long activist living in Northern Vermont with his wife and two daughters where he gardens, writes, plays harmonica, and works on environmental justice issues. Loisaida is his first novel

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