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In 1989 Yusuf Hawkins, a black teenager in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, was chased by a gang of young white men, caught, and beaten to death. Rather than sensationalize the murder of Yusuf Hawkins, first-time novelist Nicholas Montemarano focuses on its aftermath: Tony Santangelo, one of those young men, must go on with his life after serving time in prison, just as his Italian-In 1989 Yusuf Hawkins, a black teenager in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, was chased by a gang of young white men, caught, and beaten to death. Rather than sensationalize the murder of Yusuf Hawkins, first-time novelist Nicholas Montemarano focuses on its aftermath: Tony Santangelo, one of those young men, must go on with his life after serving time in prison, just as his Italian-American family struggles with their own guilt and silence, with questions about Tonys involvement, and ultimately with their dying way of life. Moving back and forth in time, with direct and intense prose, Montemarano achieves a cumulative intensity the reader will not soon forget....

Title : A Fine Place
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ISBN : 9781893956216
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 224 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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A Fine Place Reviews

  • Amanda
    2018-11-30 02:10

    There is a scene in a department store. There are a lot of scenes inside the apartment when everything is boiled down to basic day to day routine living. The idea of normal. The shopping. The cooking. The dynamics of a tight knit family. Read this if you want to learn about dynamics of a tight knit family. This book is about Tony. And how families and neighborhoods can create thin people. But how those people don't want to be so thin. They don't want to be thin. They want to be creative. They want the candy dish to also be an ashtray, sometimes. They want to have ideas and for other people to support that they have ideas. They want to expand the idea of normal, so they make promises to themselves. That they won't cry. That they won't hit the body.This book is about a hate crime, and the pain of a murder, and a family member in prison, and learning racism, and unlearning racism, and fear and okay. This was essayed in WWHAT'S UP reading list.