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The Boy Detective: A New York Childhood
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Ecco Pr
Publication date September 23, 2014
Pages 257
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780062277190
ISBN-10 0062277197
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.46 lbs.
Original list price $14.99
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Resisting the deadening silence of his family home in the elegant yet stiflingly safe neighborhood of Gramercy Park, nine-year-old Roger Rosenblatt imagines himself a private eye in pursuit of criminals. With the dreamlike mystery of the city before him, he sets off alone into the streets of Manhattan, thrilling to a life of unsolved cases.

Six decades later, Rosenblatt finds himself again patrolling the territory of his youth. He investigates the lives of the writers who walked these streets before him, such as Poe and Melville; the great detectives of fiction and the essence of detective work; and the monuments of his childhood, such as the New York Public Library and the Empire State Building.

A masterly evocation of the city and a meditation on memory as an act of faith, suffused with a mixture of acute observation and bracing humor, lyricism, and wit, The Boy Detective treads the line between a novel and a poem, displaying a world at once dangerous and beautiful.



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Hardcover
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from Ecco Pr (November 5, 2013)
9780062241337 | details & prices | 257 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.65 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $19.99
About: The Washington Post hailed Roger Rosenblatt's Making Toast as "a textbook on what constitutes perfect writing," and People lauded Kayak Morning as "intimate, expansive and profoundly moving.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Ecco Pr (September 23, 2014)
9780062277190 | details & prices | 257 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.46 lbs | List price $14.99
About: Resisting the deadening silence of his family home in the elegant yet stiflingly safe neighborhood of Gramercy Park, nine-year-old Roger Rosenblatt imagines himself a private eye in pursuit of criminals.
Library
Book cover for 9781611739749
 
Large print edition from Center Point Pub (January 1, 2014)
9781611739749 | details & prices | 285 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $34.95
About: Resisting the deadening silence of his family home in the elegant yet stiflingly safe neighborhood of Gramercy Park, nine-year-old Roger imagines himself a private eye in pursuit of criminals.

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