By Michael Brick
In studying this selection of his newspaper and journal tales from Brooklyn, Houston, and past, photo the fellow. Tall, and lanky, and so proud to be Texan, donning a brown vest and cowboy boots, his slender reporter’s computer in his again pocket slapping at his flat ass, as though urging him onward simply because those clean pages wanted filling.
Brick’s phrases breathe existence into his matters. here's Willy, the world-weary woman bartender at a salt-air bar, and all you want to understand is that “Her daddy used to be William, who sought after a son.” here's Minerva Ramirez, getting older with Down syndrome, her hair tied in a floral bow, “pretty like Tinkerbell.” And Danny Wimprine, a skilled quarterback too small for the N.F.L., whose beautiful landing throws for the hot Orleans VooDoo enviornment soccer workforce makes ladies swoon. And Peter Carmine Gaetano Napolitano, the bartender on the Melody Lanes bowling alley in south Brooklyn, donning suspenders and a red-trimmed cummerbund, “an insurance coverage for pants.”
Brick brings his characters to lifestyles, and brings them besides him to the get together. Make room for the Coney Island mermaids, donning green-sequined bras and knocking again Buds. one other around, please.
Proceeds from the publication will profit the Brick family.
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Everyone Leaves Behind a Name: True Stories by Michael Brick