Heart of the Old Country (The Narrows)
, 2009 - Fiction
- 216 pages
"Part coming-of-age story, part thriller, it’s got all the ingredients for what may be a whole new genre."--Entertainment Weekly
"McLoughlin in his first novel easily ranks with Richard Price."--Penthouse
Based on Heart of the Old Country, The Narrows is now a major motion picture starring Kevin Zegers, Vincent D’Onofrio, Sofia Bush, and Eddie Cahill. This is not the Brooklyn of Spike Lee or Matty Rich, but a counterpoint, where the hangers-on--those left behind in the white flight to the suburbs--continue to "do business” while defending their shrinking borders.
Tim McLoughlin is the editor of the multiple award-winning anthology Brooklyn Noir and its companion volumes. His work has been included in The Best American Mystery Stories. He lives in Brooklyn.