Bronx primitive: portraits in a childhood

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Viking Press, Apr 1, 1982 - Biography & Autobiography - 179 pages
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The classic, unforgettable memoir of a young girl's coming of age, "Bronx Primitive" recalls the vitality of an immigrant neighborhood through the unsentimental eyes of a child. With an unerring eye for detail and an iridescent, clear-eyed prose, Kate Simon captures the particular world of her childhood as well as the universal uncertainties and triumphs of a young girl on the threshold of womanhood.

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A brazenly told story that offers a peek into an adolescence's formative years during one of the world's great cities formation. Read full review

Review: Bronx Primitive: Portraits in a Childhood

User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

An incredible memoir of a young immigrant girl's childhood in the Bronx in the 1920s. Kaila/Kate is just four when she, her mother and her younger brother arrive in New York City from Poland to join ... Read full review


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