New Yorkers: A City and Its People in Our Time: Signed Exclusive Edition (Hardback)
  • New Yorkers: A City and Its People in Our Time: Signed Exclusive Edition (Hardback)
  • New Yorkers: A City and Its People in Our Time: Signed Exclusive Edition (Hardback)
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New Yorkers: A City and Its People in Our Time: Signed Exclusive Edition (Hardback)

New Yorkers: A City and Its People in Our Time: Signed Exclusive Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 416 Pages / Published: 23/03/2021
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The author of the groundbreaking Londoners transplants his distinctive brand of oral history to the Big Apple, and a series of wonderfully revealing portraits of New York during a troubled twenty-first century.  

Signed Exclusive Edition - includes an exclusive extra New Yorker.

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Terror

Blackout

Hurricane

Recession

Pandemic

A symphony of contemporary New York told through the magnificent words of its people - from the best-selling author of Londoners.

In the first twenty years of the twenty-first century, New York City has been convulsed by terrorist attack, blackout, hurricane, recession, social injustice, and pandemic. New Yorkers weaves the voices of some of the city's best talkers into an indelible portrait of New York in our time - and a powerful hymn to the vitality and resilience of its people.

Vibrant and bursting with life, New Yorkers explores the nonstop hustle to make it; the pressures on new immigrants, people of colour, and the poor. It captures the strength of an irrepressible city that - no matter what it goes through - dares call itself the greatest in the world.

Drawn from millions of words, hundreds of interviews, and six years in the making, New Yorkers is a grand portrait of an irrepressible city and a hymn to the vitality and resilience of its people.

Publisher: John Murray Press
ISBN: 9781529371079
Number of pages: 416
Dimensions: 240 x 156 mm


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Praise for Londoners:

'A splendid oral history of the city... On occasions Londoners attains a level of eloquence as beautiful and blue as anything to be found in the works of Jean Rhys or Samuel Selvon ... A remarkable volume.' - The Guardian

'Craig Taylor tunes in to the multi-tongued, self-justifying noise of the streets. And he leaves us with a substantial account, not just of our imaginary riverside capital, but, more vividly, of himself: as inquirer, investigator, part of a long and valuable lineage.' - The Observer

'A book to deepen your relationship with London and make you fall in - or out - of love with it all over again ... I can't tell you how much I enjoyed it.' - Evening Standard

'Memorable, funny and occasionally melancholy... a rich, satisfying tapestry of metropolitan life.' - The Sunday Times

'Ranging from the shocking to the poignant, 80 London voices produce a vivid collage of this impossible city.' - The Independent

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“A story of a city, a city of stories.”

What is it about New York City?

I’ve only been once, yet during that brief trip in 2008, each landmark, each district was already so deeply embedded in my visual memory from films, tv and photos of the city that I... More

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“A vivid oral history of New York by New Yorkers.”

What is it about New York City?

I’ve only been once, yet during that brief trip in 2008, each landmark, each district was already so deeply embedded in my visual memory from films, tv and photos of the city that I... More

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