I found this charming and I couldn’t wait each night to return to these characters. The harsh reality of the housing projects of New York City is told with wit and grit. The jumble of people and ethnicities and stages of life gives the feel of close-quarter city dwelling in 1969. With all the nicknames and sidekicks and backstories, this feels like a vibrant non-pandemic world.
You won’t want to miss the “Deacon Cuffy Lambkin of Five Ends Baptist Church,” an unlikely, elderly, inebriated hero who chats with his dead wife daily, and why he “became a walking dead man on a cloudy September afternoon….” (from the first line). Treat yo’ self and read this.
Highly recommend. 5/5