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Paperback The St. Veronica Gig Stories Book

ISBN: 0939010097

ISBN13: 9780939010097

The St. Veronica Gig Stories

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Set in the immigrant streets and tenements of Brooklyn, Jack Pulaski's stories sparkle with incident, character, memory, and a touch of the surreal. In "Religious Instruction," a widowed scripture teacher channels her passion into a retelling of the primal stories of the bible that transixes her adolescent students: "When she marries again we will not hear these stories, not the same way." "Music Story" sketches a chilling portrait of urban ethnic...

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The Saint Veronica Gig Stories

This book is great. The discriptions are so vivid I feel and smell New York when I read it. The characters are more than believable. I read this book more than once to get everything out of the intense writting style.

The Origin and History of the Pulaskian Creative Impulse

Jack Pulaski is multi-cultural Brooklyn's answer to Dylan Thomas -- except that Pulaski took to the Vermont woods and survived, while his Welch counterpart came to New York... too bad for Dylan Thomas. As for Jack Pulaski's writing -- the Kotzker Rebbe one reviled a visiting Chassidic philosopher by roaring, "Your teachings come from the mind, my teachings come from the gut!" That's where Pulaski's superbly-crafted stories come from, too (evidently a very surrealistic place). Superb, courageous, inspired writing!
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