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The Trainjotting Reader: NORTH RIVER Vol. II

Last week we offered a bit of the newish Pete Hamill novel North River, a Depression era tale of a troubled┬ádoctor dealing with his demons and with the abandoned three-year-old boy Carlito left on his doorstep. It’s a good book, … Continue reading

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The Trainjotting Reader: NORTH RIVER

Today’s excerpt comes from career newsman Pete Hamill, he of the whiskey-soaked memoir A Drinking Life. Hamill’s good, not great, novel North River (I’m halfway done) is set in Depression-era New York, a down-and-out Gotham that’s not unlike the city … Continue reading

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