By J. Louis Yampolsky
"Yampolsky conjures the Atlantic urban of the day gone by - 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 12 months of the nice melancholy in the USA. Europe teeters near to battle. In Atlantic urban, New Jersey - a beach inn city that springs to lifestyles each summer time - Jack Laurel comes of age.
At 15, Jack’s existence is became the other way up by way 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 gain unimagined gains - 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 inspires the times whilst Atlantic urban was once the "Playground of the area" - the house of gilded Arabesque lodges, parades, pageants, and the well-known metal Pier. A Boardwalk tale is a startling debut from a amazing new voice in American fiction.
“A wealthy, certain stopover at to an Atlantic urban that now exists simply 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 via surprise.”
—Jim Waltzer, co-author, stories of South Jersey, and writer, Sound of Mind
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