by Frederick Feied



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/22/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 200
ISBN : 9780595305629

About the Book

Corktown is set in a predominantly Irish section of Detroit in the 1930s. It evokes a time and place while recounting the adventures and misadventures of Fara Belarde and his friends.

Plunged by a family breakup into a new environment that he finds both threatening and exciting, Fara is bombarded with experiences and challenges as he becomes part of a group of boys that includes Irish, Mexican, Greek, and Maltese.

Humor and imagination play a large part in the novel, as does nostalgia for a past that Fara remembers brilliantly, if not always perfectly.

About the Author

Frederick Feied earned his PH.D from Columbia University and taught at Michigan State University and The University of California at Berkeley. He was a book reviewer for The San Francisco Chronicle and a drama critic for the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

In addition to Corktown he has published two books of social and literary criticism. In No Pie in the Sky; The Hobo as American Cultural Hero he examined the treatment of the hobo in the works of Jack London, John Dos Passos, and Jack Kerouac. The Tidepool and the Stars discusses the ecological basis of John Steinbeck?s depression novels.

Frederick Feied now lives, with his wife and their two dogs, in Greece where he sails his classic sloop, Dithyramb.