Published in the s, this classic tale of an Irish immigrant family in Williamsburg, Brooklyn , chronicles Francie's life as she turns into a teenager.
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Published in the s, in this groundbreaking novel of postwar Brooklyn, Hubert Selby Jr. From stories of alcoholic fathers to young Brooklyn guys getting into fights with men from the Army, these tales of everyday Brooklyn are powerful, as you peek into Brooklyn's darker pre-gentrification past.
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