Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue: A Novel of Pastry, Guilt and Music (Paperback)
A Novel of Pastry, Guilt and Music
Random House Trade, 9780345448194, 319pp.
Publication Date: February 28, 2006
With its cast of unforgettable characters, Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue is a comedy of cultures, of the old and the new. It's about struggling to hold on to life in a rapidly changing world, about food and sex, and about how our lives are shaped by love and guilt.
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Praise For Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue: A Novel of Pastry, Guilt and Music…
“An addictive read . . . smart, funny, [and] formidable.”
–Los Angeles Times Book Review
“A joyful celebration of a New York neighborhood in the late 1980s . . . [a] lively mix of cultures . . . Kurlansky knows how to make food sexy.”
–The New York Times Book Review
“[A] riotous tale . . . a pitch-perfect symbol of culture clash. Alternately sociological and silly, Boogaloo is a hit.”
–The Washington Post Book World
“[A] comedy of gentrification . . . a cocktail of Jews, Italians, Puerto Ricans, Poles, Germans and Dominicans, of different eras, music and, above all, foods, clashing and conjoining . . . [Kurlansky] has admirably re-created the texture of the pre-boom neighborhood, with just the right mixture of sweet and tart, tangy and spicy.”
“Funny . . . poignant . . . spot-on writing.”
–San Francisco Chronicle