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Manhattan Transfer

Manhattan Transfer

Author(s): John Dos Passos

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1920s



Manhattan Transfer is an “expressionistic picture of New York” (New York Times) in the 1920s that reveals the lives of wealthy power brokers and struggling immigrants alike. From Fourteenth Street to the Bowery, Delmonico’s to the underbelly of the city waterfront, Dos Passos chronicles the lives of characters struggling to become a part of modernity before they are destroyed by it.

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This IS the New York of the twenties, taste, smell and hear it through the rivetting pages of this book.

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