When Maggie Dubris’s epic prose-poem WillieWorld was published by Richard Hell’s Cuz Editions in 1998, it was an immediate underground sensation. Drawn from the author's experience as a 911 paramedic in New York City in the mid-eighties and early nineties, WillieWorld was described as "a stunning debut .. . with sentences that, at any turn, could tear your heart open," (Ammiel Alcalay) . . . "scary and dreamy; heartbreaking, funny, and gorgeous.” (Richard Hell) The book takes you into the underworld that was New York city during those extreme years, as experienced by a female night shift paramedic. It is a landscape filled with beauty and violence, sudden humor, and unforgettable characters who lived and died in the shadows of the greatest city on earth.
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