By J. Louis Yampolsky
"Yampolsky conjures the Atlantic urban of the day before today - the single that’s been bulldozed over to make manner for glittering casinos and towering cement parking plenty. a magnificent debut."
— Bryant Simon, writer, Boardwalk of Dreams
1939. The 10th 12 months of the good melancholy in the United States. Europe teeters close to warfare. 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 lifestyles is became the wrong way up by way of a virtually 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 obtain unimagined gains - yet a home of playing cards is ready to return 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 while Atlantic urban used to be the "Playground of the area" - the house of gilded Arabesque motels, parades, pageants, and the recognized metal Pier. A Boardwalk tale is a startling debut from a impressive new voice in American fiction.
“A wealthy, special stopover at to an Atlantic urban that now exists purely in reminiscence. ... A Boardwalk tale tells a coming-of-age story of equivalent elements attraction and pleasure, with a beneficiant supporting of hazard that takes you through surprise.”
—Jim Waltzer, co-author, stories of South Jersey, and writer, Sound of Mind
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