Minnesota Kid

Minnesota Kid

Author: 
Butwin, David
ISBN: 
9780615643670
Binding:
Paperback
$14.95
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Description: 

David Butwin's A MINNESOTA KID: In Search of Heroes and Ghosts is a portrait of a city and culture, a time and place fast receding into history: the postwar years in St. Paul when streetcars and wooden ballparks thrived, then vanished, minorities faced down scorn and rejection, a murder captivated a neighborhood and a boy coming of age in a single-parent, left-wing house tried to make sense of it all. Funny and bittersweet, at times ornery and contentious, the book is both a reckoning with the past and a tracking down of the people, objects and events that took Mr. Butwin's imagination at mid-century ? ballplayers and D.P.'s, comic strip villains and real-life bigots, heroes and ghosts.

Description: 

David Butwin's A MINNESOTA KID: In Search of Heroes and Ghosts is a portrait of a city and culture, a time and place fast receding into history: the postwar years in St. Paul when streetcars and wooden ballparks thrived, then vanished, minorities faced down scorn and rejection, a murder captivated a neighborhood and a boy coming of age in a single-parent, left-wing house tried to make sense of it all. Funny and bittersweet, at times ornery and contentious, the book is both a reckoning with the past and a tracking down of the people, objects and events that took Mr. Butwin's imagination at mid-century ? ballplayers and D.P.'s, comic strip villains and real-life bigots, heroes and ghosts.