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Roy's World by Barry Gifford

Roy's World

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Roy's World by Barry Gifford
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Sep 22, 2020 | ISBN 9781644210222

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*”These brief but indelible slices of life detail the unorthodox coming-of-age of a Chicago boy named Roy Winston as he wanders the city … The stories comprise a road novel without a mapand without a destination, but when we finish them, we know we’ve been somewhere real.”Booklist, starred review

“Roy’s World
 transcends audiences to a romantic, 1950’s Chicago of the past, where the winters made you tougher, and the neighborhoods had a unique appreciation for the arts. The addition of airy and harmonious jazz music creates a noir feeling, while the writing of Gifford’s is whisking you away to another place and time. … the writing comes alive, because the stories of Roy, are the stories of Barry. As Christopher intertwines the writing with Gifford’s life, the two become one and the same. Stories of Roy’s father passing away are also Barry’s reality and the Chicago that Gifford eloquently describes as Roy’s just so happens to be the same Roger’s Park that Barry lived in. The best way to describe a documentary like Roy’s World is a complete artistic experience. ” — review of documentary “Roy’s World”

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