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Secret frequencies : a New York education / John Skoyles.

By: Skoyles, JohnMaterial type: TextTextSeries: American livesPublication details: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2003. Description: 1 online resource (238 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0803203403; 9780803203402; 1281376434; 9781281376435; 9786611376437; 6611376437Subject(s): Skoyles, John -- Childhood and youth | Skoyles, John | Teenage boys -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography | City and town life -- New York (State) -- New York | New York (N.Y.) -- Biography | New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Historical | HISTORY -- State & Local | HISTORY -- State & Local -- General | City and town life | Manners and customs | Teenage boys | New York (State) -- New York | United States Local History | Regions & Countries - Americas | History & Archaeology | 1900-1999Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Biographies. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Secret frequencies.DDC classification: 974.7/1043/092 | B LOC classification: F128.57.S56 | S43 2003ebOnline resources: Click here to access online Action note: digitized 2010 committed to preserveReview: "In his memoir, John Skoyles guides us through 1960s New York, a city we only thought we knew. Against a backdrop of late-night radio airwaves featuring talk-show kings like Long John Nebel, the sixteen-year-old pairs up with his Uncle Fred, a Mob associated and man-about-town who presses him into the seamy underworld of con games and call girls. At the same time, his Aunt Linda finds him a job as a messenger at Paramount Pictures on Times Square, where she works as a secretary and where Michael Caine and Jane Fonda make cameo appearances." "From the bars and swank apartments of Manhattan's Upper East Side to 42nd Street flophouses and haunts like Hubert's Freak Show, Skoyles comes face to face with New York's most comic, absurd, and sometimes dangerous seductions."Summary: "As his aunt notices his transformation, she reveals a shocking side of her own that will twist and charge his journey into adulthood, and she and Fred engage in an escalating rivalry for his allegiance." "Secret Frequencies spins from deadpan hilarity to unflinching bleakness in graceful turns. With pathos, wit, and searing realism, this memoir joins the ranks of classic coming-of-age narratives."--Jacket.
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"In his memoir, John Skoyles guides us through 1960s New York, a city we only thought we knew. Against a backdrop of late-night radio airwaves featuring talk-show kings like Long John Nebel, the sixteen-year-old pairs up with his Uncle Fred, a Mob associated and man-about-town who presses him into the seamy underworld of con games and call girls. At the same time, his Aunt Linda finds him a job as a messenger at Paramount Pictures on Times Square, where she works as a secretary and where Michael Caine and Jane Fonda make cameo appearances." "From the bars and swank apartments of Manhattan's Upper East Side to 42nd Street flophouses and haunts like Hubert's Freak Show, Skoyles comes face to face with New York's most comic, absurd, and sometimes dangerous seductions."

"As his aunt notices his transformation, she reveals a shocking side of her own that will twist and charge his journey into adulthood, and she and Fred engage in an escalating rivalry for his allegiance." "Secret Frequencies spins from deadpan hilarity to unflinching bleakness in graceful turns. With pathos, wit, and searing realism, this memoir joins the ranks of classic coming-of-age narratives."--Jacket.

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