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Manhattan Short Stories Tall Tales is a collection of five stories about five individuals' lives that exist on the outskirts of society. Each story takes place in a different neighborhood of Manhattan, each during a different era. They are short stories, as unbelievable as a child's tall-tale, that resemble the myths and fables of a children's book while bringing them into the adult world of lost souls and unexpected adventures that can only exist on this tall, mysterious island. There is a quiet, haunting loneliness that is often present in the crowded, gritty streets of the most popular city in the world. There is the man hidden underneath the floorboards of a tenement apartment on the Lower East Side during the Roaring Twenties. There is the story of the man who subway-surfs through the graffiti tunnels under the crime ridden streets of Times Square during the Seventies. There is the story of the man who lives a secret life among the movies stars of the glamorous Fifties. Told in a rhythmic, poetic style these short works give the reader a descriptive snapshot into the lives of its five protagonists. And through each story, through each tall tale, there is something in each one of their lives that connects them for life.