Heart of the Old Country

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Akashic Books, 2009 - Fiction - 216 pages
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"Part coming-of-age story, part thriller, it's got all the ingredients for what may be a whole new genre."--Entertainment Weekly

"McLoughlin in his first novel easily ranks with Richard Price."--Penthouse

Based onHeart of the Old Country,The Narrows is now a major motion picture starring Kevin Zegers, Vincent D'Onofrio, Sofia Bush, and Eddie Cahill. This is 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.

Tim McLoughlin is the editor of the multiple award-winning anthologyBrooklyn Noir and its companion volumes. His work has been included inThe Best American Mystery Stories. He lives in Brooklyn.

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A first novel offering stolid suspense from the land of the wiseguys.Mike is 19, from a working-class Brooklyn family that never managed to escape to the suburbs—not that any of them care. He ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

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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