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In the Shadow of the Bridge: A Memoir

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The bohemian, free-spirited existence that blessed many of Manhattan’s gifted artists and writers in the nineteen fifties and sixties has, with current skyrocketing rents and the high-income requirements of basic living, been nearly extinguished. And only for the likes of an astute observer such as Joseph Caldwell, perhaps be almost forgotten.
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Hardcover, 200 pages
Published November 12th 2019 by Delphinium
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Hiding his sexuality. Embracing free love. Fighting fear during the AIDS crisis.

The story of novelist, playwright and activist Joseph Caldwell in many ways mirrors the story of New York City’s artist scene in the Fifties and straight through to the Eighties. His new memoir, In the Shadow of the Bridge (Delphinium Books), tracks both the bohemian and gay lifestyle as well as the city itself that came to define him.

Joseph lives in New York next to the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, for which there was a
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Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fans of Caldwell’s well-known Pig Trilogy as well as not-so-known writing for TV shows like Dark Shadows and The Secret Storm will be pleased to see the new memoir covering his early days in New York. What better way to remember the Big Apple of the 1950’s and 60’s than through the eyes of someone who lived in the midst of all the hubbub with its joys and sorrows, ups and downs, and in the gay community as it struggled with the Aids epidemic. Caldwell, who became a caregiver for those suffering ...more
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A playwright and novelist whose books include The Pig Did It, The Pig Comes to Dinner, and The Pig Goes to Hog Heaven, Joseph Caldwell has been awarded the Rome Prize for Literature by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in New York City and is working on various post-Pig writing projects.