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by Jim DeFilippi (Goodreads Author)
Jay Tasti and Albert Nikozak grew up in 1950's and 1960's in a tough little section of Long Island called Duck Alley. Most of the time the sounds of garbage cans clattering and railroad cars rambling by were drowned out by their teary-eyed laughter. Days were filled with baseball, dreams, and absurd jokes.
Hardcover, 239 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by Permanent Press (NY)
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I picked up this book on a cold, rainy evening in Brooklyn, NY. I remember reading Jim Defilippi's "Blood Sugar" many years ago and thought I'd see what "Duck Alley" had in store for me. This book was read during my AM and PM commutes on the NYC subway; a perfect place for the characters of Jay Tasti and Albert Niklozak to work their story into my daily grind. I liked how the flashbacks (which take place in Duck Alley, Long Island, in the 1950's) juxtaposed youthful ideals and boyhood ...more
Jim DeFilippi is a crime novelist (DUCK ALLEY, BLOOD SUGAR, JESUS BURNED) and humor writer. His crime novels are all times humorous; his humor writing at times is criminal. Newsday called his stuff “Suspenseful, often hilarious,” Publishers Weekly added, “Excellently paced and imaginatively told,” but his favorite blurb is “Whoa, that was good.”More about Jim DeFilippi...