The Last Block in Harlem

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AmazonEncore, 2010 - Fiction - 216 pages
19 Reviews

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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Review: Last Block in Harlem, The

User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

Started off well, with an interesting premise of what happens when someone cleans up the neighbourhood to a point where developers start taking an interest in gentrification and push up prices so much ... Read full review

Review: Last Block in Harlem, The

User Review  - Benjamin - Goodreads

Good idea of a story, but the writing was sometimes a bit uneven (when it was good, it was really good; when it wasn't good it was barely mediocre). First person point of view was interesting and ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

From selling his books on the streets of New York City, to having his first novel, The Last Block in Harlem, published and read across the globe, Christopher Herz has not taken the traditional literary route. His follow up novel, Pharmacology, continues in his tradition of taking readers into a reality they dont want to believe, but cannot turn themselves away from. Christopher lives with his wife in Brooklyn and is constantly working towards his mission of connecting the people of the world through literature.

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