The Last Block in Harlem

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Amazon Publishing, 2010 - Fiction - 216 pages
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A young couple seeking a fresh start moves into a fourth floor walk-up in Sugar Hill, Harlem--where kids run through hydrants and music blares from stereos plugged into lampposts. When the husband notices trash marring the streets, he finds his cause. However, his best intentions go awry when his clean-up efforts bring media coverage that sets off a rash of evictions and ushers in an influx of new and affluent tenants.

His fight to clean up the block evolves into a quest to cleanse his soul, but the choices he makes cannot change the past and the secrets that haunt him. What exists beneath the surface can't be held down for long. On the last block in Harlem, accomplishment and love will clash, but which force is strong enough to win?

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About the author (2010)

After working in the New York advertising world and seeing the possibilities that social media and the digital revolution held for writers, Christopher Herz fully went after his dream of writing novels and took to selling copies of his first book, The Last Block in Harlem, on the streets of New York. His unorthodox efforts and fresh contemporary prose garnered the attention of media outlets everywhere, earning him an early spot on the AmazonEncore roster. AmazonEncore then republished the book to critical acclaim, and his novel Pharmacology was released a year later. Herz is a graduate of the San Francisco State University creative writing program and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, where he writes extensively on art and culture. Born in New York City, Herz grew up in California, the setting for his searing portrait of American life, Hollywood Forever.

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