Forever: A Novel

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Little, Brown, May 1, 2011 - Fiction - 624 pages
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This widely acclaimed bestseller is the magical, epic tale of an extraordinary man who arrives in New York in 1740 and remains... forever.
Through the eyes of Cormac O'Connor--granted immortality as long as he never leaves the island of Manhattan--we watch New York grow from a tiny settlement on the tip of an untamed wilderness to the thriving metropolis of today. And through Cormac's remarkable adventures in both love and war, we come to know the city's buried secrets--the way it has been shaped by greed, race, and waves of immigration, by the unleashing of enormous human energies, and, above all, by hope.
 

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User Review  - OzzieJello - LibraryThing

I enjoy the TV series "Forever," and wanted to read the book on which the series was based if, in fact, a book existed. Author Pete Hamill, apparently, isn't pursuing a lawsuit against the TV show ... Read full review

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User Review  - KelAppNic - LibraryThing

This was my first Hammill novel. It took a minute to get into it, but then I couldn't put it down. I was a little disappointed by the abruptness of the ending and felt like I was somehow cheated. But, it really couldn't end any other way, so there's that. Read full review

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Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Irish immigrant parents in 1935, Pete Hamill attended Mexico City College, Pratt Institute, and The School of Visual Arts before starting a career in journalism. In 1960, Hamill accepted an entry-level job at the New York Post, becoming a columnist five years later. Hamill subsequently worked as a columnist for the New York Daily News and the Village Voice. Later working as a contributing editor at Esquire, Hamill has written articles for the New York Times magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Vanity Fair, and Playboy magazine, among others. He is also an accomplished novelist, having written more than a dozen books, including his national best-selling memoir, A Drinking Life, and the novels Snow in August; Why Sinatra Matters; and Lost Cities, Vanished Friends.

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