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Greetings from Bury Park

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Greetings from Bury Park by Sarfraz Manzoor
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Apr 08, 2008 | ISBN 9780307388025

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“Charming and affectionate. . . . [The novel] rises above the predictable coming-of-age genre on the strength of Manzoor’s unflinching honesty and his unique world view. . . . You don’t have to be a Springsteen fan to enjoy this book or understand Manzoor’s devotion. You just have to recall a time when you were still open enough that music had the power to shatter the world view you inherited.” —The Miami Herald

“The age-old immigrant’s story of hungry hearts and divided loyalties is delivered with uncommon honesty and understanding.” Pico Iyer, Time (Europe)

“[Blinded by the Light] vibrantly displays a modest and unpretentious sense of optimism, and offers the hope that by connecting with our own choices in music we can transcend cultural and generational differences to reach personal freedom without denying our need to belong.” —The Guardian

“Wonderful. . . . Manzoor [writes with] insight, compassion, humor and self-awareness.” —The Sunday Times

“A clever memoir from an unlikely fan of Bruce Springsteen.” —The New York Post

 “Quirky. . . . Brilliant. . . . Offers an interesting insight into the psyche of an avid fan.” —The Independent
“Successfully evokes not only a particular time and place, but, more importantly, a pervasive sense of marginality. . . . A very personal narrative of love, separation, loss and guilt.” —New Statesman

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