By J. Louis Yampolsky
"Yampolsky conjures the Atlantic urban of the day past - the single that’s been bulldozed over to make manner for glittering casinos and towering cement parking plenty. a powerful debut."
— Bryant Simon, writer, Boardwalk of Dreams
1939. The 10th yr of the good melancholy in the USA. Europe teeters close to conflict. In Atlantic urban, New Jersey - a beach lodge city that springs to lifestyles each summer season - Jack Laurel comes of age.
At 15, Jack’s existence is became the wrong way up by way 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 acquire unimagined earnings - yet a home of playing cards is set to come back 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 whilst Atlantic urban used to be the "Playground of the realm" - the house of gilded Arabesque lodges, parades, pageants, and the well-known metal Pier. A Boardwalk tale is a startling debut from a awesome new voice in American fiction.
“A wealthy, precise stopover at to an Atlantic urban that now exists in simple terms in reminiscence. ... A Boardwalk tale tells a coming-of-age story of equivalent components appeal and pleasure, with a beneficiant assisting of threat that takes you via surprise.”
—Jim Waltzer, co-author, stories of South Jersey, and writer, Sound of Mind
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