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Chicago: A Novel

Chicago: A Novel

Author(s): Brian Doyle

Location(s): Chicago

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

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On the last day of summer, some years ago, a young college graduate moves to Chicago and rents a small apartment on the north side of the city, by the vast and muscular lake. This is the story of the five seasons he lives there, during which he meets gangsters, gamblers, policemen, a brave and garrulous bus driver, a cricket player, a librettist, his first girlfriend, a shy apartment manager, and many other riveting souls, not to mention a wise and personable dog of indeterminate breed.

A love letter to Chicago, the Great American City, and a wry account of a young man’s coming-of-age during the one summer in White Sox history when they had the best outfield in baseball, Brian Doyle’s Chicago is a novel that will plunge you into a city you will never forget, and may well wish to visit for the rest of your days.

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Chicago is really the central character. That’s it!

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