By J. Louis Yampolsky
"Yampolsky conjures the Atlantic urban of the day gone by - the only that’s been bulldozed over to make method for glittering casinos and towering cement parking plenty. a powerful debut."
— Bryant Simon, writer, Boardwalk of Dreams
1939. The 10th 12 months of the good melancholy in the USA. Europe teeters near to conflict. In Atlantic urban, New Jersey - a beach lodge city that springs to existence each summer time - Jack Laurel comes of age.
At 15, Jack’s existence is became the other way up by means of a nearly magical convergence of individuals and occasions. A mysterious boardwalk entertainer conjures up a love of literature, a feud with local bullies escalates, and innocence is misplaced. Jack stumbles into commodities buying and selling with males: one a reclusive mystic, the opposite a charismatic pitchman and mathematical savant. The musings of a boardwalk fortuneteller set the 3 companions as much as attain unimagined gains - yet a home of playing cards is set to return down round them and, with it, the wrath of an iron-fisted crime boss.
In his first novel, J. Louis Yampolsky conjures up the times while Atlantic urban used to be the "Playground of the realm" - the house of gilded Arabesque motels, parades, pageants, and the well-known metal Pier. A Boardwalk tale is a startling debut from a outstanding new voice in American fiction.
“A wealthy, specified stopover at to an Atlantic urban that now exists simply in reminiscence. ... A Boardwalk tale tells a coming-of-age story of equivalent components appeal and pleasure, with a beneficiant supporting of threat that takes you by means of surprise.”
—Jim Waltzer, co-author, stories of South Jersey, and writer, Sound of Mind
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