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Old Mr. Flood Paperback – May 30, 2005
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"Mitchell is a pioneer of the long quote in journalism and a master of making it sing." -- Village Voice, April 29, 2005
"Nuanced, insightful, and painstakingly lifelike a memorable tale of a vanished urban landscape as significant today [as] 60 years ago." -- Time Out Chicago, April 28, 2005
"One of the centurys best reporters...An amazing portrait of a New York long since paved over." -- Playboy, May 2005
"Readers wont quickly forget Flood or his friends." -- Pages Magazine, May/June 2005
"[Flood] conveys in his very being the aura of old New York Mr. Flood is unforgettable." -- Los Angeles Times, April 10, 2005 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Today's standards are different for literary journalism but his view is Old Mr Flood stands apart and is well done. The character is not one person, but a composite and the feel and smells of the fish market are almost palpable. This author knows fish!!
A bit of tension ~ the force of growing older, not wanting to miss of day of life.