Streets and Alleys

Streets and Alleys

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Syd Lieberman grew up in Albany Park, a Jewish neighborhood on Chicago's northwest side. During his childhood, Eastern European immigrants bet with Feldman, the Jewish handicapper from the Sun-Times. Teenagers descended like locusts on the old Terminal Theater on Friday nights. Families frequented Riverview, then the world's largest amusement park. And his father, Shmulky, played cards at night in the neighborhood cigar store, until dawn or until he was broke, whichever came first.I tried to think of any French I knew. I remembered the nursery rhyme, aquot;Frere Jacques.aquot; It contained the phrase dormez-vous, and I considered singing the rhyme to her. Why it didna#39;t occur to me to speak in English or to simply ask if she spokeanbsp;...

Title:Streets and Alleys
Author:Syd Lieberman
Publisher:august house - 1995


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