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Friday, August 28, 2009

August: NYC's South Bronx

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So many people in the chat commented about Coe's books being set in the Bronx. Have you ever been? What city would end up almost being a character in your stories? Give a shout out here!

6 comments:

Lorie Ann Grover said...

I've only been to the Bronx through books and movies. I want to go!

LOOSE THREADS and HOLD ME TIGHT give a tribute to Miami, while ON POINTE is set in my current little town of Sumner, WA.

Finding the setting is a great part of writing!

Little Willow said...

Echoing Lorie Ann's statement: I've never been to the Bronx personally, but stories and cinema have 'let' me visit there!

Melissa Walker said...

I've been to the Bronx a few times, and the South Bronx seems just like a 90s movie to me. That was my impression. Colorful clothes, music in the streets, hoop earrings... total energy.

liznwyrk said...

I've worked in and around the South Bronx for 10 years and feel that Coe does an amazing job of capturing the truth of what a life lived there can be.

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