The Resource Bed-Stuy is burning : a novel, Brian Platzer

Bed-Stuy is burning : a novel, Brian Platzer

Label
Bed-Stuy is burning : a novel
Title
Bed-Stuy is burning
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Brian Platzer
Title variation
Bedford-Stuyvesant is burning
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Aaron, a disgraced rabbi turned Wall Street banker, and Amelia, his journalist girlfriend, live with their newborn in Bedford-Stuyvesant, one of the most rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods in New York City. The infusion of upwardly mobile strivers into Bed-Stuy's historic brownstones belies the tension simmering on the streets below. But after a cop shoots a boy in a nearby park, a riot erupts--with Aaron and his family at its center. Over the course of one cataclysmic day, issues of race, policing, faith, and professional ambition will collide. Pulled into the riot's vortex are Antoinette, Aaron and Amelia's devout nanny; Jupiter, the single father who lives on their block with his son, Derek; Daniel, Aaron's unhinged tenant in their basement unit; and Sara, a smart local girl, broiling with confusion and rage. As the day unfolds, these diverse characters are forced to reckon with who they are and what really matters to them. Unexpected truths emerge from the crisis, offering a window into complex lives--and society as a whole. Platzer conjures a sharp-eyed, fast-paced, and compassionate story about a changing neighborhood and its residents, as they struggle to raise children, establish careers, and find love, fulfillment, and meaning. A fearless debut, Bed-Stuy Rising deftly wrestles with the most pressing issues of our time with unflinching focus, wisdom, and hope
Summary
When the unfortunate shooting of a youth by a police officer triggers a riot in a gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood, a disgraced rabbi-turned-Wall Street banker, his journalist girlfriend and their neighbors are forced to reckon with who they are and what truly matters to them. A first novel
Theme
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10570622
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Platzer, Brian
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bankers
  • Neighborhoods
  • Gentrification
  • Social conflict
  • City and town life
  • Change (Psychology)
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Bed-Stuy is burning : a novel, Brian Platzer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781501146954
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027329158
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Bed-Stuy is burning : a novel, Brian Platzer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781501146954
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027329158
Specific material designation
regular print

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