The Last Block in Harlem

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AmazonEncore, 2010 - Fiction - 216 pages
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All fire escapes lead back to the same block in Sugar Hill, Harlem — where kids run through hydrants and music blares from stereos plugged into lampposts. When a new resident (the story’s unnamed narrator) notices the trash polluting the picturesque streets and tainting his block’s beauty, he is spurred to action. However, his best intentions go awry when the cleanup brings media coverage that, in turn, sets off a rash of evictions and an influx of affluent tenants. In an attempt to preserve his neighborhood, he mobilizes a grassroots effort to improve matters from the inside out.Realizing he has yet again polluted his realitywith unintended consequences, his fight to cleanup the block evolves into a quest to cleanse hissoul. The choices he makes cannot change the past or the secrets that haunt him, but will alter the future for himself, his family . . . and the last block in Harlem.

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Interesting ending.......I don't want to spoil it. - Goodreads
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I wanted to like this book. I really enjoyed the premise but the execution was... unusual. This is Mr Herz's first book, and it reads like it. That is ok. Every author has a first book, and lots of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kris Munson - Goodreads

I bought this book when it was being advertised on one of those "great price" promotionals through Amazon, and downloaded it onto my Kindle. I was attracted by the cover photo, the title, and the ... Read full review

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From selling his books on the streets of New York City, to having his first novel, The Last Block in Harlem, published and read across the globe, Christopher Herz has not taken the traditional literary route. His follow up novel, Pharmacology, continues in his tradition of taking readers into a reality they dont want to believe, but cannot turn themselves away from. Christopher lives with his wife in Brooklyn and is constantly working towards his mission of connecting the people of the world through literature.

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