The Washington Square ensemble. by Bell, Madison Smartt. Publication date 1984. Publisher New York : Penguin Books. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by MerciG on August 26, 2010.
A native of Tennessee, Bell moved to New York City and set this novel among lowlifes in lower Manhattan. The Washington Square Ensemble Hardcover – February 24, 1983. by. Madison Smartt Bell (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Madison Smartt Bell is the author of two collections of stories and nine novels, including All Souls' Rising, which was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Best American Fiction.
by Madison Smartt Bell. Seven men tell their stories of survival on the streets of 1980s New York City in this gritty debut novel by the National Book Award–finalist. Like most New Yorkers, Johnny B. Goode hustles to make a living. His beat happens to be pharmaceutical distribution. His place of business, Washington Square Park. Over the course of one weekend, he and his crew of retailers sell their product to students, businessmen, tourists, drifters, and lowlifes, while evading the law and outmaneuvering the competition. The most exotic bunch of sweet characters since some of Jack Kerouac’s ‘holy angels’ first came alive in print. Los Angeles Herald Examiner.
Madison Smartt Bell (born August 1, 1957 Nashville, Tennessee) is an American novelist. He is known for his trilogy of novels about Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution, published 1995–2004. Raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Madison Smartt Bell lived in New York City, and London before settling in Baltimore, Maryland.
Madison Smartt Bell’s debut novel: a story of drifters, outcasts, junkies, and dealers surviving in the heart of 1980s New York City Over one busy weekend, small-time heroin dealer Johnny B. Goode and his alliance of fellow pushers work their trade amidst students, businessmen, and assorted sewer rats while avoiding the law. Narrated from the separate perspectives of each member of the gang, The Washington Square Ensemble follows the twisted paths that have led the seven men through the gritty New York underworld and towards a fragile alliance at Washington Square. Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks . 1 or later and iOS . 3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks . or later and OS X 1. or later.
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Madison Smartt Bell's debut novel: a story of drifters, outcasts, junkies, and dealers surviving in the heart of 1980s New York City Over one busy weekend,. A native of Tennessee, Bell moved to New York City and set this novel among lowlifes in lower Manhattan. ISBN13: 9780670750054.
Bell’s first novel starts off the way he meant to continue – with stories of junkies, prostitutes and similar people, in this case hovering around New York’s Washington Square. The main character is a drug dealer wittily called Johnny B. Goode (his real name is Enrico Spaghetti or something like that) but he uses the pseudonym Johnny B. Goode because he loves black people and their music and money but also because when the drugs police come looking for Johnny B. Goode they are not looking for a white Italian. And, as with many of his later characters, they are looking for God in their own, often unique, way. Violence, of course, occurs with a group of Rastafarians and music and a sort of camaraderie amongst the group which sort of carries them through but the whole book sets the themes for Bell’s later novels. First published 1983 by Viking.
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