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Another Bullshit Night in Suck City: A Memoir - Nick Flynn
Another Bullshit Night in Suck City: A Memoir
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"Devastating....Ranks with Frank Conroy's Stop-Time."--Michael Cunningham"Sometimes I'd see my father, walking past my building on his way to another nowhere. I could have given him a key, offered a piece of my floor. But if I let him inside the line between us would blur, my own slow-motion car... show more
"Devastating....Ranks with Frank Conroy's Stop-Time."--Michael Cunningham"Sometimes I'd see my father, walking past my building on his way to another nowhere. I could have given him a key, offered a piece of my floor. But if I let him inside the line between us would blur, my own slow-motion car wreck would speed up." Nick Flynn met his father for the third time when he was twenty-seven years old, working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter in Boston. As a teenager he'd received letters from this stranger, a self-proclaimed poet and con man doing time in federal prison for bank robbery. Nick, his own life precariously unsettled, was living alternately in a ramshackle boat and in a warehouse that was once a strip joint. In bold, dazzling prose, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (a phrase Flynn senior uses to describe his life on the streets) tells the story of two lives and the trajectory that led Nick and his father into that homeless shelter, onto those streets, and finally to each other.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780393051391 (0393051390)
ASIN: 393051390
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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Nancy
Nancy rated it
3.0 Another Bullshit Night in Suck City
The bold and colorful title and cover caught my eye at the library. I wasn’t sure I wanted to read another depressing memoir about homelessness, but since it took place in Boston, a city I’m quite familiar with, I decided to give it a go. There were some darkly humorous moments, as I’d expected from...
Boston Bibliophile
Boston Bibliophile rated it
3.0 Another Bullshit Night in Suck City: A Memoir
Good, effective memoir/story of the author's father's struggle with homelessness and alcohol and drug use. Very well-written and compelling. A good read.
Raging Biblioholism
Raging Biblioholism rated it
2.0 Another Bullshit Night in Suck City
Despite the important topic here (homelessness and poverty in America), the book was lacking in impact for me. I found it a struggle to get through, not because it was too strong or too upsetting, but because I never found a way in. It felt as self-important as "A Staggering Work of Heartbreaking ...
Bright and Shiny Shiny
Bright and Shiny Shiny rated it
4.0
Being FlynnbyNick FlynnI guess they couldn't call the movie'Another Bulls**t Night in Suck City' the original title of this darkly funny and poetic memoir.Nick Flynn met his father when he was working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter in Boston. “…some part of me knew he would show up, that if I...
Bright and Shiny Shiny
Bright and Shiny Shiny rated it
4.0 Another Bullshit Night in Suck City
Being FlynnbyNick FlynnI guess they couldn't call the movie'Another Bulls**t Night in Suck City' the original title of this darkly funny and poetic memoir.Nick Flynn met his father when he was working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter in Boston. “…some part of me knew he would show up, that if I...
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