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Dave at Night

Gail Levine

Dave’s carefree life of pranks and stickball in his Lower East Side New York neighborhood ends the day his papa dies. No one wants the 11-year-old “rascal,” so Dave is shuffled off to the Hebrew Home for Boys, a.k.a. the Hell Hole for Brats. There he must contend with a brutal headmaster, bullies, freezing rooms, and institutional slop to eat—all on top of his personal losses. But at least Dave is not alone. The boys in his class are “buddies” who look out for each other, and soon Dave meets some friends on the outside. Still a rascal at heart, Dave sneaks out of the orphanage at night. There he meets an old “gonif” named Solly who becomes his guide to the magical jazz-filled nightlife of the Harlem Renaissance. Solly’s Yiddish and the engaging dialog that color Dave at Night make it a natural for audio. Narrator Johnny Heller’s boyish tones perfectly capture the drama and the wonder of this heartfelt orphan’s tale.

Dave’s carefree life of pranks and stickball in his Lower East Side New York neighborhood ends the day his papa dies. No one wants the 11-year-old “rascal,” so Dave is shuffled off to the Hebrew Home for Boys, a.k.a. the Hell Hole for Brats. There he must contend with a brutal headmaster, bullies, freezing rooms, and institutional slop to eat—all on top of his personal losses. But at least Dave is not alone. The boys in his class are “buddies” who look out for each other, and soon Dave meets some friends on the outside. Still a rascal at heart, Dave sneaks out of the orphanage at night. There he meets an old “gonif” named Solly who becomes his guide to the magical jazz-filled nightlife of the Harlem Renaissance. Solly’s Yiddish and the engaging dialog that color Dave at Night make it a natural for audio. Narrator Johnny Heller’s boyish tones perfectly capture the drama and the wonder of this heartfelt orphan’s tale.
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Dave’s carefree life of pranks and stickball in his Lower East Side New York neighborhood ends the day his papa dies. No one wants the 11-year-old “rascal,” so Dave is shuffled off to the Hebrew Home for Boys, a.k.a. the Hell Hole for Brats. There he must contend with a brutal headmaster, bullies, freezing rooms, and institutional slop to eat—all on top of his personal losses. But at least Dave is not alone. The boys in his class are “buddies” who look out for each other, and soon Dave meets some friends on the outside. Still a rascal at heart, Dave sneaks out of the orphanage at night. There he meets an old “gonif” named Solly who becomes his guide to the magical jazz-filled nightlife of the Harlem Renaissance. Solly’s Yiddish and the engaging dialog that color Dave at Night make it a natural for audio. Narrator Johnny Heller’s boyish tones perfectly capture the drama and the wonder of this heartfelt orphan’s tale.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Johnny Heller

Length:

6h 22m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:08


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:14


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:54


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

11:21


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:18