Author(s): Diana Secker Tesdell
Writers have always been uniquely inspired by New York City, and the classic stories collected here provide a kaleidoscopic vision of the metropolis in all its grittiness and glamour. Acclaimed writers past and present, ranging from Truman Capote, Bernard Malamud, John Cheever and Shirley Jackson to Jay McInerney, Edwidge Danticat and Junot Diaz, introduce us to starry-eyed tourists and ambitious immigrants, starving artists and hedonistic yuppies, Jewish matchmakers in the Bronx and Haitian nannies in Central Park. Colourful characters of all kinds come alive in these pages, nursing their dreams in the tiny apartments, the lonely cafes, and the bustling streets of the city that never sleeps.
New York Stories takes us on an irresistible tour of the city's high life, low life, nightlife, and everything in between - from the dazzling chaos of Times Square to the elegant calm of galleries in the Met, from the wisecracking Broadway guys and dolls of Damon Runyon to the glittering ballrooms of Edith Wharton and the jazz-soaked nightspots of Jack Kerouac and James Baldwin.
EDITOR: Diana Secker Tesdell is the editor of a number of Everyman anthologies including Love Stories, Christmas Stories, Stories of the Sea and Dog Stories.