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The Crazyladies of Pearl Street - A Novel

Trevanian

Legendary writer Trevanian brings readers his most personal novel yet: a funny, deeply felt, often touching autobiographical novel destined to become a classic American coming-of-age story. The place is Albany, New York. The year is 1936. Six-year-old Jean-Luc LaPointe, his little sister, and their spirited but vulnerable young mother have been abandoned-again-by his father, a charmer and a con artist. With no money and no family willing to take them in, the LaPointes manage to create a fragile nest at 238 North Pearl Street. For the next eight years, through the Great Depression and Second World War, they live in the heart of the Irish slum, with its ward heelers, unemployment, and grinding poverty. As Jean-Luc discovers, it's a neighborhood of "crazyladies": Miss Cox, the feared and ridiculed teacher who ignites his imagination; Mrs. Kane, who runs a beauty parlor/fortune-telling salon in the back of her husband's grocery store; Mrs. Meehan, the desperate, harried matriarch of a thuggish family across the street; lonely Mrs. McGivney, who spends every day tending to her catatonic husband, a veteran of the Great War; and Jean-Luc's own unconventional, vivacious mother. Jean-Luc is a voracious reader who never stops dreaming of a way out of the slum. He gradually takes on responsibility for the family's survival with a mix of bravery and resentment while his mom turns from spells of illness and depression to eager planning for the day when "our ship will come in." It's a heartfelt and unforgettable look back at one child's life in the 1930s and '40s, a story that will be remembered long after the last page is turned. Look for these Trevanian classics from Three Rivers Press: Shibumi, The Eiger Sanction, The Loo Sanction, The Summer of Katya, and The Main. From the Hardcover edition.

Legendary writer Trevanian brings readers his most personal novel yet: a funny, deeply felt, often touching autobiographical novel destined to become a classic American coming-of-age story. The place is Albany, New York. The year is 1936. Six-year-old Jean-Luc LaPointe, his little sister, and their spirited but vulnerable young mother have been abandoned-again-by his father, a charmer and a con artist. With no money and no family willing to take them in, the LaPointes manage to create a fragile nest at 238 North Pearl Street. For the next eight years, through the Great Depression and Second World War, they live in the heart of the Irish slum, with its ward heelers, unemployment, and grinding poverty. As Jean-Luc discovers, it's a neighborhood of "crazyladies": Miss Cox, the feared and ridiculed teacher who ignites his imagination; Mrs. Kane, who runs a beauty parlor/fortune-telling salon in the back of her husband's grocery store; Mrs. Meehan, the desperate, harried matriarch of a thuggish family across the street; lonely Mrs. McGivney, who spends every day tending to her catatonic husband, a veteran of the Great War; and Jean-Luc's own unconventional, vivacious mother. Jean-Luc is a voracious reader who never stops dreaming of a way out of the slum. He gradually takes on responsibility for the family's survival with a mix of bravery and resentment while his mom turns from spells of illness and depression to eager planning for the day when "our ship will come in." It's a heartfelt and unforgettable look back at one child's life in the 1930s and '40s, a story that will be remembered long after the last page is turned. Look for these Trevanian classics from Three Rivers Press: Shibumi, The Eiger Sanction, The Loo Sanction, The Summer of Katya, and The Main. From the Hardcover edition.
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Legendary writer Trevanian brings readers his most personal novel yet: a funny, deeply felt, often touching autobiographical novel destined to become a classic American coming-of-age story. The place is Albany, New York. The year is 1936. Six-year-old Jean-Luc LaPointe, his little sister, and their spirited but vulnerable young mother have been abandoned-again-by his father, a charmer and a con artist. With no money and no family willing to take them in, the LaPointes manage to create a fragile nest at 238 North Pearl Street. For the next eight years, through the Great Depression and Second World War, they live in the heart of the Irish slum, with its ward heelers, unemployment, and grinding poverty. As Jean-Luc discovers, it's a neighborhood of "crazyladies": Miss Cox, the feared and ridiculed teacher who ignites his imagination; Mrs. Kane, who runs a beauty parlor/fortune-telling salon in the back of her husband's grocery store; Mrs. Meehan, the desperate, harried matriarch of a thuggish family across the street; lonely Mrs. McGivney, who spends every day tending to her catatonic husband, a veteran of the Great War; and Jean-Luc's own unconventional, vivacious mother. Jean-Luc is a voracious reader who never stops dreaming of a way out of the slum. He gradually takes on responsibility for the family's survival with a mix of bravery and resentment while his mom turns from spells of illness and depression to eager planning for the day when "our ship will come in." It's a heartfelt and unforgettable look back at one child's life in the 1930s and '40s, a story that will be remembered long after the last page is turned. Look for these Trevanian classics from Three Rivers Press: Shibumi, The Eiger Sanction, The Loo Sanction, The Summer of Katya, and The Main. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tom Bosely

Length:

5h 43m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:20


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:06


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

00:23


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

00:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:24


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:24


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:01


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:08


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:17


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:38


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:19


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:04


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:04


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

00:21


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:47


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:08


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:51


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:07


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:21


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:22


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:30


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

01:31


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:32


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

01:14


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:57


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:08


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:02


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:05


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:43


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:27


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:31


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:04


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:16


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:34


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

00:17


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

01:32


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:32


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:25


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

01:34


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:17


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:11


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:03


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:00


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:59


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:55


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:05


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:19


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:31


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:28


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:21


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:30


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

01:34


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:52


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:19


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

02:38


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:37


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:46


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:04


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

02:53


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

01:16


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

02:03


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

00:59


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

00:51