Duke & Jill

Duke & Jill

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Duke and Jill do drugs. They live on the corner of Avenue A and 10th street, in a mostly burnt out building. They're both from Wisconsin. They don't have much else in common ... It's the waning years of the 1970s and the Lower East Side of Manhattan is on fire. Times Square does not look like Disney Land yet, the subways are thick with knife wielding pick pockets, it was still possible to get lost. In this collection of linked short stories, Duke and his girlfriend Jill search for a way to survive in New York City, bouncing like pinballs through tenements, hustling drugs, becoming involved in comic misadventures that explore the deeper meaning of what it means to find your own place within a city of maddening intensity. Duke & Jill is a love story traversing through the alley ways of the punk movement, the fashion scene, the art scene, the ashes of the hippy free love movement, and beyond. Join Duke as he searches on New Years Eve for a party worthy of his time and stumbled on a group of Anarchists who welcome him with open arms. Join Jill as she shaves her head into a mohawk to gain the respect of the leather clad punks on the corner. Join Duke and Jill as they get paranoid and flush tens of thousands of dollars of cocaine down the toilet and go on the run in a car that may or may not explode. Cheer and flinch, laugh and cry at the absurdity. This is a book to serve as a map of the heart of a New York City that has since vanished, post-9/11.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 127 x 203.2 x 6.6mm
  • Createspace Independent Pub
  • English
  • 1507848218
  • 9781507848210