Heart of the Old Country

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Akashic, Jan 1, 2001 - Fiction - 216 pages
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Fiction. HEART OF THE OLD COUNTRY is an exciting and darkly humorous novel that takes a guided tour of the ethnic enclaves of South Brooklyn. 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. Echoing Price's The The Wanderers and Selby's Last Exit, an honest, unromantic look at Brooklyn's underclass. No voice in this symphony of a novel is more impressive than that of Mr. McLoughlin, a young writer with a rare gift for realism and empathy -- Sidney Offit, author of Memoir of the Bookie's Son.

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User Review  - Tom McDade - Goodreads

Not bad. Father of protagonist stole the show. Read full review

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User Review  - Tuck - Goodreads

the quirky neighborhood where son follows dad in the business of being a small time gangster trying for the big time payoff. author mcloughlin has since went to editing lots of Akashic's noir series. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Tim McLoughlin was born and raised in Brooklyn. His debut novel, Heart of the Old Country (Akashic), was hailed as reminiscent of James T. Farrell's Studs Lonigan and George Orwell's Down and Out in Paris. He was editor of Brooklyn Noir, first in the Akashic Noir Series, as well as Brooklyn Noir 2 and Brooklyn Noir 3.

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