Thursday, May 12
The Chintz Age: Tales of Love and Loss for a New New York - Ed Hamilton (2015)
"In seven stories and a novella, Hamilton takes on NYC gentrification and the clash of cultures that ensues, as his characters are forced to confront their own obsolescence in the face of a rapidly surging capitalist juggernaut. Gentrification has been going on for a long time, maybe for as long as there have been cities. In the past, gentrification was almost an organic phenomenon, with creative/alternative lifestyle types moving into poor neighborhoods for the cheap rent; then, when the creatives had 'improved' the neighborhoods to a certain degree, they, in their turn, were replaced by more affluent homeowners. ... This is the story told by The Chintz Age.
Living with Legends (Video)
WIPs Conversation: Ed Hamilton on his work in progress
Ed Hamilton: “A Bowery Romance”
YouTube: A book talk with author Ed Hamilton