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ISBN:0394521234
Author: Bill Griffith
ISBN13: 978-0394521237
Title: Time for Frankie Coolin
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Language: English
Category: United States
Publisher: Random House Inc; 1st edition (March 1, 1982)
Pages: 269

Time for Frankie Coolin by Bill Griffith



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TIME FOR FRANKIE COOLIN By Bill Griffith. 269 pp. New York: Random House. Frankie Coolin is a middle-aged, weatherbeaten, Irish-Catholic redneck in a dingy white collar. His business is the cheap-jack reclamation of abandoned slum housing for tenancy by impoverished blacks. He has all the familiar racial and religious prejudices. He is afflicted with that machismo which bars a man from sharing a heartfelt and frightening concern with his wife. He is, on the surface, neither admirable nor sympathetic. Just one of many in his grimy outlying corner of Chicago, at least that is the impression he makes at first meeting

Time For Frankie Coolin is not for everyone. No car crashes or terrorists or sexy conspiracies. But in these times of racist horror shows, the disappearing middle class and all the changes in what it means to be a family, maybe this book is just what the world needs again. Especially in the pauses, the silences in conversations when so much is left unsaid. If you choose to listen, you'll find that in Time For Frankie Coolin, Bill Granger left the world a gift. Like all the great writers do. Because in this book, Granger started a conversation.

Known as much for his journalistic reporting as for the fiction he wrote under a variety of pen names, Bill Granger combined his divergent talents in his powerful novel Time for Frankie Coolin. With distinctive voices, compelling characters, on-the-ground observation, and suspense, it offers a serious, illuminating take on the changing tides of race, class, and politics in late twentieth-century Chicago

Known as much for his journalistic reporting as for the fiction he wrote under a variety of pen names, Bill Granger combined his divergent talents in his powerful novel "Time for Frankie Coolin. With distinctive voices, compelling characters, on-the-ground observation, and suspense, it offers a serious, illuminating take on the changing tides of race, class, and politics in late twentieth-century Chicago.

Frankie-both a tough guy in the trades and a family man-has done well by his wife and kids, moving them to a house in the suburbs. But a casual favor for his wife’s cousin-allowing the man to store some crates in an empty building-and a random act of arson set in motion a cascade of crises, including a menacing pair of G-men and the looming threat of prison if Frankie.

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Frankie Coolin's not the most likable guy around. At 49, he's an all-around bigot, a scrounger, a two-bit Chicago contractor/slumlord who's first seen ripping the radiators out of a ""six-flat"" building he's readying for occupancy by blacks. But Griffith (pseudonym of a Chicago novelist/journalist) bleaches the sentimentality here with the two-by-four reality of life in ""the trades"" (construction), with raw, rending, comical speeches that never become self-consciously bravura in the Higgins manner. And, except for one or two small lapses (""the blade of a warning drawn across the neck of words""), the narration is profoundly plain-delivering understated terror or bitten-back heartbreak on nearly every page. Pub Date: March 31st, 1982.

Frankie Coolin, a hard-working member of the working class and owner of several tenements in the Chicago ghetto, faces a federal indictment for a crime he did not commit