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Sunny's Nights

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Sunny's Nights by Tim Sultan
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Mar 20, 2018 | ISBN 9780812978995

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“Fantastic . . . [Tim Sultan takes] material that might seem familiar and [mixes] a perfect, insightful cocktail: full-bodied, multitextured and delicious. . . . Simply beautiful.”The New York Times Book Review
 
“Sultan’s love of Red Hook shines through, and it’s hard not to be swept along on the ebb and flow of his emotions. . . . Sultan’s book is, among other things, a meditation on the fragility of the moment and the passage of time. . . . Wistful, funny and biting, Sunny’s Nights rewards you with its evocation of a certain place in time and, as Sultan calls him, ‘the most original man I have ever met.’”Newsday
 
“The lasting allure of Sunny’s Nights rests in the confidence it gives readers that, not only can they read about Balzano’s haven, they can find a Sunny’s of their own.”—Los Angeles Review of Books

“An affectionate portrait of the idiosyncratic Sunny’s Bar in the Red Hook waterfront neighborhood of Brooklyn.”USA Today
 
“Sultan finds Sunny . . . a real character, a poet, a cinephile, a philosopher, bluegrass maestro and (Rheingold) beer server.”New York Post (“Required Reading”)
 
“Captivating . . . a classic story about a local bar.”The Buffalo News
 
“An enchanting memoir, a profound meditation on place and a beautiful story of an unlikely and abiding friendship.”Brooklyn Daily Eagle
 
“[A] polished, affecting look at remarkable barkeep Sunny Balzano . . . In elegant prose, Sultan deploys laconic humor, an instinct for telling details, a taste for eccentricity, and above all, clear-eyed compassion for our all-too-human failings.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“Beautifully wrought . . . an indelible portrait of an unusual man and a nearly forgotten part of NYC.”Booklist
 
“An evocative consideration of Red Hook’s colorful history and distinctive personality.”Kirkus Reviews

Sunny’s Nights is more than an elegy for a bar and a neighborhood—it’s also a vivid and loving portrait of the larger-than-life eccentric who gave the bar its name and its spirit, and a moving memoir about friendship and finding a home. Tim Sultan is a wonderful writer, wry and observant, with a sly sense of humor and a big heart.”—Tom Perrotta, author of The Leftovers

“Tim Sultan tells the terrific story of how one dark and raggedy waterfront bar changed his life. It is a wonderfully drawn portrait of the artist as barkeep.”—Robert Sullivan, author of My American Revolution
 
“This beautifully written chronicle of a disappearing place and its unforgettable people reveals how, sometimes, friendship endures when everything else, except perhaps the memories, is gone.”—Howard Frank Mosher, author of God’s Kingdom

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