The gift

Front Cover
Random House, 1973 - Fiction - 83 pages
3 Reviews

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - ken1952 - LibraryThing

Gritty novella set in Brooklyn in the early 50s about a young sailor on leave coming home to his family during the holidays. No word is wasted in this story. Hamill is certainly a gifted writer. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - cobrien1250 - LibraryThing

If you love NY City, you'll like Pete Hamill's books. Brooklyn 1952 is perfectly limned, father and son theme, the Irish, Christmas, etc. Loved it the first time, loved it even more the second time. Nostalgic, but not too much so. Sweet and real. Read full review


Section 1
Section 2
Section 3

10 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1973)

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.

Bibliographic information