By J. Louis Yampolsky
"Yampolsky conjures the Atlantic urban of the day past - the only that’s been bulldozed over to make approach for glittering casinos and towering cement parking plenty. a powerful debut."
— Bryant Simon, writer, Boardwalk of Dreams
1939. The 10th yr of the nice melancholy in the US. Europe teeters near to conflict. In Atlantic urban, New Jersey - a beach hotel city that springs to existence each summer time - Jack Laurel comes of age.
At 15, Jack’s lifestyles is became the other way up by means of a virtually magical convergence of individuals and occasions. A mysterious boardwalk entertainer evokes 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 gains - yet a home of playing cards is ready 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 was once the "Playground of the area" - the house of gilded Arabesque inns, parades, pageants, and the recognized metal Pier. A Boardwalk tale is a startling debut from a notable new voice in American fiction.
“A wealthy, exact stopover at to an Atlantic urban that now exists in basic terms in reminiscence. ... A Boardwalk tale tells a coming-of-age story of equivalent elements allure and pleasure, with a beneficiant aiding of risk that takes you through surprise.”
—Jim Waltzer, co-author, stories of South Jersey, and writer, Sound of Mind
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A Boardwalk Story by J. Louis Yampolsky