The Situation in Flushing

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Wayne State University Press, 1987 - History - 246 pages

In a nostalgic, yet nimble telling of his boyhood in Flushing, Michigan, Edmund Love notes that he was born into a world that ceased to exist almost as soon as he entered it. "In the first twelve years of my life," he writes, "rural America was swept away as though it has been a picture on a blackboard that had suddenly been erased."

The Situation in Flushing is a humorous portrait of a place and people that have vanished from the American scene. With his unique brand of satire, Love provides sharp and amusing insight into the events and personalities that shaped his youth.

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User Review  - TimBazzett - LibraryThing

I read this book several years ago and enjoyed it immensely, so much so that I went to visit the town of Flushing, over near Flint. Walked around downtown for a half hour or so, but so much has ... Read full review

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About the author (1987)

Edmund G. Love is the author ofn ine books including A Small Bequest; Hanging On; and Subways Are for Sleeping, the basis for the 1961 Broadway musical. He has been a contributor to The Saturday Evening Post, The New Yorker, and Harper’s.

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