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On The Stroll
A strong, moving novel about the street people of New York: Robin, a runaway teenager, just off a bus from Maine, encounters a pimp and a bag lady and a world outside society.
Paperback, 301 pages
Published June 1st 1987 by Academy Chicago Publishers
(first published January 1st 1981)
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I read this book many years ago, but had forgotten the title. I just now came across it, and just wanted to say here what a wonderful book it is. It forces you to see things around you in a whole new way. It truly enables you to step into someone else's shoes--at least for a short time. Maybe the empathy we gain will force us to change the world; even if only in small ways.
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