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Flying Home: Seven Stories of the Secret City

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  25 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Paperback, 147 pages
Published June 2nd 2015 by Paycock Press
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Norman Metzger
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The subtitle is "seven stories of the secret city," and "secret" is ironic, meaning secret to many of us who really don't know the history of black Washington and of its expressively unique neighborhoods -- Shaw, U Street, Bloomingdale, Stronghold....David Nicholson writes about the people who lived there, those who lived out their lives there and others who left but (for a brief visit) came back. Nicholson writes about all them with understanding, often with love for them coming through, with n ...more
Jerry
Nov 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
One of the few books that can make me cry. A great book for anyone, DC resident or not. "Seasons" and "Flying Home" are my two favorite stories in this collection, full of regret and meaning.
Akeiisa
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-stories
An intimate portrait of the DC of yesterday, parceled out in stories mostly from the perspective of black men raised in and making a living in a city that was and is more than just politics and seat of government. Overall 3.5 out of 5
Dee
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Started this on a metro ride to Navy Yard in Southeast DC, finished this on an overnight trip to suburban Detroit.
Kenneth Cooper
Aug 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
A neighborhood-level view of the part of Washington, D.C. beyond officialdom. I learned a lot about a city where I once lived.
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