Bed Stuy by Jerry McGill audiobook

Bed Stuy: A Love Story

By Jerry McGill
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Brilliance Audio 9781542030298
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From the author of Dear Marcus comes a breathtaking novel about a fated love affair that crosses the divides of race and class. Rashid is a young Black man from Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, with a complicated life. Looking for an escape from a neighborhood few ever leave, he finds it in Rachel—married, twenty years his senior, and the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. It begins with a flirtation and a tryst. It becomes an intense romance, exhilarating and enriching, that defies the expectations of Rashid’s friends and family. What draws Rachel to Rashid is his curiosity, his need for intimacy, and his adoration—everything lacking in her crumbling marriage. But as the fault lines of their relationship become more prevalent, so do the inevitable choices one makes when falling in love.

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Summary

Summary

From the author of Dear Marcus comes a breathtaking novel about a fated love affair that crosses the divides of race and class.

Rashid is a young Black man from Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, with a complicated life. Looking for an escape from a neighborhood few ever leave, he finds it in Rachel—married, twenty years his senior, and the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. It begins with a flirtation and a tryst. It becomes an intense romance, exhilarating and enriching, that defies the expectations of Rashid’s friends and family. What draws Rachel to Rashid is his curiosity, his need for intimacy, and his adoration—everything lacking in her crumbling marriage. But as the fault lines of their relationship become more prevalent, so do the inevitable choices one makes when falling in love.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A love story that is as gritty as a New York sidewalk and as tender as a first embrace.”  W. S. Winslow, author of The Northern Reach
“McGill’s prose can acquire a quick, musical rhythm before settling into more expansive sections that deftly take on questions of race and class. In many ways, the novel is a wonder to behold.” Kirkus Reviews
“Smart and touching…McGill succeeds in depicting love as a universal force, for better or for worse.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Jerry McGill

Author Bio: Jerry McGill

Jerry McGill is a writer and artist. He is the author of Bed Stuy: A Love Story and the memoir Dear Marcus: A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me. After receiving a BA degree in English literature from Fordham University in the Bronx and a master’s degree in education from Pacific University in Oregon, he went on to teach high school and travel the world mentoring disabled children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.21
Audience: Adult
Language: English