Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue

Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue

A Novel of Pastry, Guilt, and Music

Book - 2005
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Random House, Inc.
It’s the boom years of the 1980s, and life is closing in on Nathan Seltzer, who rarely travels beyond his suddenly gentrifying Lower East Side neighborhood in New York City. Between paralyzing bouts of claustrophobia, Nathan wonders whether he should cheat on his wife with Karoline, a German pastry maker whose parents may or may not have been Nazis. His father, Harry, is plotting with the 1960s boogaloo star Chow Mein Vega for the comeback of this dance craze. Meanwhile, a homicidal drug addict is terrorizing the neighborhood.
With its cast of unforgettable characters, Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue is a comedy of cultures, of the old and the new. It’s about struggling to hold on to life in a rapidly changing world, about food and sex, and about how our lives are shaped by love and guilt.

Baker & Taylor
A debut novel by the author of Cod captures the lives of the inhabitants of a tight-knit, ethnically diverse neighborhood on the Lower East Side of New York, including Nathan, a claustrophic married man falling for Karoline, a German pastry maker, and his father, Harry, who is plotting with a 1960s boogaloo star to bring back the old dance craze. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Captures the lives of the inhabitants of a tight-knit, ethnically diverse neighborhood on the Lower East Side of New York, including Nathan, a claustrophobic married man falling for Karoline, a German pastry maker.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2005]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780345448194
0345448197
9780345448187
0345448189
Branch Call Number: FIC Kurlansky, M 2005
Characteristics: 319 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Boogaloo on Second Avenue

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