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New Yorkers

New Yorkers

Over the last 20 years, New York City has been convulsed by enormous challenges: terrorist attack, blackout, hurricane, recession, pandemic. New Yorkers is a grand portrait of the irrepressible city and a hymn to the vitality and resilience of its people. Craig Taylor spent years meeting New Yorkers – rich and poor, old and young, native and immigrant – and getting them to share indelible true tales. Here are the voices of those who propel the city each day – subway conductor, nurse, bodega cashier, electrician who keeps the lights on at the top of the Empire State Building – as well as unforgettable glimpses of the city, from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade by a balloon handler to the Statue of Liberty by one of its security guards.

New Yorkers captures the strength of the city that – no matter what it goes through – dares call itself the greatest in the world.
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Genre: Biography & True Stories / Collected Biographies

On Sale: 8th March 2021

Price: £25

ISBN-13: 9781848549715

Reviews

Praise for Londoners:
A splendid oral history of the city... On occasions Londoners attains a level of eloquence as beautiful and blue as anything to be found in the works of Jean Rhys or Samuel Selvon ... A remarkable volume
Guardian
Craig Taylor tunes in to the multi-tongued, self-justifying noise of the streets. And he leaves us with a substantial account, not just of our imaginary riverside capital, but, more vividly, of himself: as inquirer, investigator, part of a long and valuable lineage
Observer
A book to deepen your relationship with London and make you fall in - or out - of love with it all over again ... I can't tell you how much I enjoyed it
Evening Standard
Memorable, funny and occasionally melancholy... a rich, satisfying tapestry of metropolitan life
Sunday Times
Ranging from the shocking to the poignant, 80 London voices produce a vivid collage of this impossible city
Independent