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  • This is a book about New York as it was a long time ago… Mitchell is interested in the texture of the city. He loves the cops and bums and old Italian restaurants. After a while you really feel engrained in the place yourself

    William Leith, Evening Standard
  • Swift, razor-sharp characterisation, narrative suspense and the sparest, yet most penetrating description

    Evening Standard
  • One of the greatest journalists America has produced

    Times Literary Supplement
  • What James Joyce might have written had he gone into journalism

    Newsweek
  • A poet of the waterfront and a writer of surpassing tales that captured the unsung and unconventional life of New York and its denizens

    Independent

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