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Tell Them I'm Not Home

Tell Them I'm Not Home

by Pete Byrne
Tell Them I'm Not Home

Tell Them I'm Not Home

by Pete Byrne



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'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 & Philadelphia 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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Product Details

BN ID: 2940013289376
Publisher: Pete Byrne
Publication date: 10/19/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 417
File size: 314 KB

About the Author

Pete Byrne is a retired corporate and advertising copywriter living in New Jersey. He’s a parent, grandparent, music enthusiast, a sometime painter and a snowboarder, not necessarily in that order. Contact Pete at olney. or visit for more information.

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