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Book Launch: Ed Hamilton reads from “The Chintz Age”
Dec 1, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, Ed Hamilton author of “Legends of the Chelsea Hotel” will read from his new book, “The Chintz Age: Tales of Love and Loss for a New New York” (Cervena Barva Press 11/2/15) at 7:00 pm at Powerhouse Arena ,37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
While The Chintz Age focuses on artists and their response to gentrification, it’s also a book nostalgia for old New York, and the longing for a fabled past that is somehow better than the present.
In seven stories and a novella, Ed Hamilton takes on the clash of cultures between the old and the new, as his characters are forced to confront their own obsolescence in the face of a rapidly surging capitalist juggernaut. Ranging over the whole panorama of New York neighborhoods—from the East Village to Hell’s Kitchen, and from the Bowery to Washington Heights—Hamilton weaves a spellbinding web of urban mythology. Punks, hippies, beatniks, squatters, junkies, derelicts, and anarchists—the entire pantheon of urban demigods—gambol through a grungy subterranean Elysium of dive bars, cheap diners, flophouses, and shooting galleries, searching for meaning and a place to make their stand.