The Boys from the Hill

by Bernard Salmon



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/4/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781467025515
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781467025508
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781467025492

About the Book

This retro urban novel is a tale about a group of working class boys growing up in the Bronx during the late forties and early fifties. The story takes the young men from early adolescence to young manhood. It features in particular the lives of two of these boys who are close friends, Johnny and Tony. The novel centers on the street lives of the boys who for a period of time sink into fighting and violent gang activities. Eventually they survive these negative activities and grow into normal living patterns as they become young men.

About the Author

The author was born in the old Lincoln Hospital on Bruckner Boulevard in the South Bronx. He spent the first twenty five years of his life living in the Morrisania section of the Bronx. These experiences of living and growing up in the City serve as a basis for the backround to produce a novel about a group of young men who experience their young lives in this working class enviorment. The author has had a varied adult life working as an electrical engineer and computer analyst for the government and in large corporations. today he lives happily with his wife in the New Jersey suburbs of New York City. The author has written a number of short stories and is working on another novel at this time.