New York, NY (PRWEB) June 03, 2013
Forget about the romantic image of New York City so often depicted in movies or on television. That was always largely a thing of myth: the invention of novelists, the delusion of screen writers, or an “image” advanced by advertising agencies contracted to lure tourist dollars. For most of the people who live there life is a very different thing. It is dirty and harried and ruthless, a human maelstrom in which eight million people are locked in a death-wrestle of cut-throat competition to achieve some minimum degree of comfort and dignity. It is a city shaped and sustained by corporate notions of culture and excellence, and so has come to have little of either one. It is a place of gleaming towers filled with dark despair; a place where “the arts” are extolled yet where poseurs abound and frauds are lionized; a place where even wealth cannot isolate one from a ubiquitous vulgarity. The seventeen remarkable stories of this volume dare to show what the working-class who remain in New York City know it to be: not so much a Big Apple as a Big Dungheap.
NEW YORK STORIES is published by the Stone Tower Press in association with Lulu.com and is available to the public through major online retailers and may be ordered by libraries and official institutions through Ingram Library Services. Partial selections from the volume are available online.
New York Stories
A Stone Tower Press paperback
About the Author
Renald Iacovelli is the author four novels, the most recent of which, THE POLITY OF BEASTS, earned critical acclaim. His reputation as a writer of innovative fiction has grown with each of his publications. His books are available through major book retailers and are increasingly found in university and public libraries throughout the United States, Canada, and the U.K. He recently moved from New York City to live in Alaska.