The Last Hotel (Paperback)
Heliotrope Books LLC, 9780990401278, 224pp.
Publication Date: December 2, 2014
List Price: 15.50*
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It's the late 1970s. Aging sirens, dreamers, eccentrics and connivers live in a small residential hotel on the Upper West Side. Their tiny suites, separated by cracked plaster walls, are paved withgolden stories, woven together in this novel of funny, intimate moments between neighbors. The Last Hotel reminds us of how New York was once a grittier, poorer city, full ofwarmth and character. It's captured here with the same perfect pitch that has informed Sonia Pilcer's previous work, which the New York Times described as "tough and sweet... touchingly truthful." Hilma Wolitzer, author of An Available Man, writes, "The Last Hotel is a 20th Century ark filled with survivors of history and gentrification. SoniaPilcer brings them all vividly to life with gentle wit and a generous heart.