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The five books of (Robert) Moses : a novel / by Arthur Nersesian.

Nersesian, Arthur, (author.).
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Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg FIC NERSESIAN (Text) 32826014268403 New Books In process -

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  • ISBN: 9781617754999
  • ISBN: 1617754994
  • Physical Description: 1506 pages : illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Brooklyn, New York : Akashic Books, [2020]

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Formatted Contents Note:
Book one: The swing voter of Staten Island -- Book two: The sacrificial circumcision of the Bronx -- Book three: The terrible beauty of Brooklyn -- Book four: The postmorphogenesis of Manhattan -- Book five: The cognitive contagion of Queens.
Summary, etc.:
"A terrorist attack has rendered New York uninhabitable; by 1980, it has been reestablished in Nevada and is known more familiarly as Rescue City. The Piggers control the Bronx and Queens, the Crappers Manhattan and Brooklyn. Each book has a different New York borough in its title. At the center of the epic is Ulysses "Uli" Sarkisian, an amnesiac FBI agent who lands in Queens on Election Day in 1980 with a mission he vaguely remembers. On a bus, Uli meets Mallory, who travels with a baby kangaroo. She eventually becomes mayor, and their lives cross frequently over the five books. In the second book, Nersesian jumps back in time for the story of Paul Moses, elder brother of esteemed Robert, and his family. Paul's lesbian daughter, Bea, enters politics while Uli's sister, Karen, joins SDS in 1965. Many celebrities of the 1960s and '70s appear as minor characters, including Candy Darling, Jackie Curtis, and other members of Andy Warhol's Factory, and much of the novel's resonance (and fun) comes from how each has been reimagined."--Publisher's Weekly.
Subject: City planning > Fiction.
Brothers > Fiction.
Terrorism > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Alternative histories (Fiction)

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