Tell Them I'm Not Home

Tell Them I'm Not Home

by Pete Byrne

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Overview

"Tell Them I'm Not Home" is a lightly fictionalized memoir of growing up in the Olney section of North Philadelphia in the decade following World War II, a place not unlike Jean Shepherd's Hammond, Indiana of a decade earlier. The close-quarters life in a blue-collar neighborhood of row-house streets provided the author with a cast of characters, many funny, some scary, as well as a near-endless litany of stories. "Tell Them I'm Not Home" is a ticket back to the Olney of the late 1940s and early 1950s, a place as singular, colorful and as lost to today as Hapsburg Vienna or tenement New York.


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ISBN-13: 9781257863501
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication date: 07/12/2011
Pages: 418
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

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