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Short Stories Set in the Far Reaches of Brooklyn

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Marine Park, Brooklyn Marine Park, Brooklyn (Jay Gorman/flickr)

Mark Chiusano discusses his debut collection of short stories, Marine Park, all set around the Marine Park neighborhood in the far reaches of Brooklyn—train-less and tourist-free. Chiusano’s stories delve into family, boyhood, sports, drugs, love, and all the weird quirks of growing up in a tight-knit community on the edge of the city.

Marine Park by Mark Chiusano
Marine Park by Mark Chiusano

 

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Mark Chiusano

Comments [3]

mark shoenfield from Former Marine Park resident

If it's called Marine Park why have a cover photo of Mill Basin a very different demographic neighborhood?

Aug. 22 2014 05:22 PM
Truth & Beauty from Brooklyn

This is my turf. Very suburban, as NYC goes. The park is always full of cricketers and soccer players on weekends. Tree-lined streets that are a block from bustling shopping. What I find amusing is that so many people in Manhattan treat Brooklyn like it's across the country instead of across one bridge. Ten miles, as the crow flies, and it's almost like leaving the City altogether while still remaining a New Yorker.

Aug. 21 2014 01:22 PM
Sredni Vashtar from the Shed Out Back

Have to wait for the MP3 to go up before confirming, but it sounded like the Harvard grad doesn't know the proper meaning of "perjure."

Aug. 21 2014 01:19 PM

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