A book to savor. A remarkably quick read for its length. Each chapter is like a rich desert, thick with articulate prose that creates vivid word masterpieces. At the center of it all is family, the Walters, the Binghams, the Cronins, and the Dwyers. Their internal relationships move the narrative and flesh out the characters.
At the heart of this masterpiece are the Dempsey's, primarily the brothers Dempsey. When asked what he would do for his brother, Francis Dempsey responds, "What wouldn"t I do for my brother." And what they do for and to each other intertwines with a remarkable peek at pre-war New York City and its neighborhoods, its music and the World"s Fair.
I loved the book and recommend it with any reservations.
Treat yourself to a terrific and joyful read. You deserve it.
- Hardcover: 821 pages
- Publisher: Thorndike Pr; Large Print edition (9 September 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1432843362
- ISBN-13: 978-1432843366
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 4.8 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 862 g
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