The Rail

The Rail

by Tommy Donovan

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The Rail by Tommy Donovan

This is a coming-of-age memoir depicting the struggles of the son of an Irish immigrant growing up in an all-Jewish neighborhood in the Bronx during the 1950s-1960s. At home he must wrestle with family dysfunction, while in the streets he must navigate a world where Jewish holidays set the tempo of life, where Yiddish is spoken, and where being goyim confers an outsider status. The young man’s life eventually hangs in the balance. He must decide whether to succumb to the pulls of addiction or use the formerly rejected lessons he learned growing up in this Jewish neighborhood to break free and leave the Bronx for good. The Rail: What was Really Doin’ in the 60’s Bronx takes you into one boy’s life and into the Sixties as never before.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625177698
Publisher: Lane, Veronica Books
Publication date: 04/01/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 396
Sales rank: 1,158,416
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Tommy Donovan grew up in the Amalgamated Housing near Van Cortlandt Park and attended De Witt Clinton High School in the Bronx. In the tumultuous and formative spirit of the early 60’s, he spent a few decades in nomadic pursuit of the perfect physical and personal inner geography. He finally found it in Montana, where he now lives with his life-partner, Dr. Kim Colvin, and their dog Rusty. Tommy is a psychologist currently on the faculty teaching at Montana State University.

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