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Book Review: New York Echoes

By Sandy Amazeen Feb 11, 2008, 23:36 GMT

See the Big Apple through the eyes of its inhabitants in this spellbinding collection of finely nuanced short stories that explore the multifaceted, emotional world of city life. Adler’s keen observers eye and fertile imagination ring true in twenty-two tales that explore the long term effects of 911, attempting to humanize the neighbors, falling in love, coming to terms with missing parents and getting on with the business of daily life. Anyone who has ever suffered next to an obnoxious cell phone user will applaud the payback doled out in “The Mean Mrs. Dickstein” while “I Can Still Smell It” explores the heartbreaking psychological effects of 911, an issue explored further in “That Horrid Thing”. These haunting tales will linger in the subconscious to pop out at unexpected moments and demonstrate the skills of a storyteller at his best.

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