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Ghost Town

(2005)
Tales of Manhattan Then And Now
A collection of stories by

 
 
One of our most celebrated writers tackles one of our most celebrated cities.
 
In the newest addition to the Writer in the City series, acclaimed novelist Patrick McGrath presents three stories about New York City spanning three centuries. “The Year of the Gibbet” tells the tale of a young boy during the American Revolution, whose mother is hanged for defying the British army—and the tortured sense of complicity the boy carries with him for the remainder of his life. In “Julius,” a wealthy merchant at the time of the Civil War punishes his son's passion for the arts by denying him the girl he loves, driving the boy to insanity. And “Ground Zero,” situated in modern day Manhattan, tells the disquieting story of a psychiatrist who becomes infatuated with one of her patients, a man who began visiting a prostitute after the events of 9/11. A masterful selection of tales wracked with erotic obsession, madness, and class warfare, and ranging in style from the gothic to the coolly analytical, Ghost Town is a paean to a city that has always inspired and captivated the world.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

September 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: Ghost Town: Tales of Manhattan Then and Now (Writer and the City Series)
Author(s): Patrick McGrath
ISBN: 0-7475-7429-4 / 978-0-7475-7429-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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September 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ghost Town: Tales of Manhattan Then and Now (Writer and the City)
Author(s): Patrick McGrath
ISBN: 1-58234-312-8 / 978-1-58234-312-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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Paperback Editions

August 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ghost Town: Tales of Manhattan Then and Now (Writer and the City Series)
Author(s): Patrick McGrath
ISBN: 0-7475-8372-2 / 978-0-7475-8372-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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September 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Ghost Town: Tales of Manhattan Then and Now (Writer and the City)
Author(s): Patrick McGrath
ISBN: 1-59691-228-6 / 978-1-59691-228-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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Kindle Editions

December 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ghost Town: Tales of Manhattan Then and Now (Writer and the City Series)
Author(s): Patrick McGrath
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU