New Yorkers: A City and Its People in Our Time (Paperback)
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New Yorkers: A City and Its People in Our Time (Paperback)

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Published: 06/01/2022
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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.

Over the last 20 years, New York City has been convulsed by enormous challenges: terrorist attack, blackout, hurricane, recession, pandemic. New Yorkers is a grand portrait of the irrepressible city and a hymn to the vitality and resilience of its people.

Craig Taylor spent years meeting New Yorkers - rich and poor, old and young, native and immigrant - and getting them to share indelible true tales. Here are the voices of those who propel the city each day - subway conductor, nurse, bodega cashier, electrician who keeps the lights on at the top of the Empire State Building - as well as unforgettable glimpses of the city, from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade by a balloon handler to the Statue of Liberty by one of its security guards.

New Yorkers captures the strength of the city that - no matter what it goes through - dares call itself the greatest in the world.

Publisher: John Murray Press
ISBN: 9781848549722
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Beautifully woven' - Sunday Times

'One of Craig Taylor's many skills as an interviewer lies in his eye for the vivid detail that captures a larger abstraction... Remarkable' - Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday

'Extraordinary city stories... ambitious and entertaining ... [Taylor] does a fine job of telling the New York story' - Hari Kunzru, Guardian

'As gorgeous, cacophonous and shocking as New York itself. Like those great oral historians Studs Terkel and Ronald Blythe, Craig Taylor has the gift of drawing out the most idiosyncratic confidences, creating a magical, uproarious and sometimes terrifying portrait of life in the ultimate city' - Olivia Laing, author of The Lonely City

'A symphonic choir of voices rising from the five boroughs... the city is hopping, punching, reeling, dancing, thrumming, honking, thriving... Taylor is as skilled a writer of literary nonfiction as I have ever read' - The TLS

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

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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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