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Golden Hill : a novel of old New York

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First Scribner hardcover edition.

"New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan island, 1746. One rainy evening in November, a handsome young stranger fresh off the boat arrives at a countinghouse door on Golden Hill Street: this is Mr. Smith, amiable, charming, yet strangely determined to keep suspicion shimmering. For in his pocket, he has what seems to be an order for a thousand pounds, a huge sum, and he won't explain why, or where he comes from, or what he is planning to do in the colonies that requires so much money. Should the New York merchants trust him? Should they risk their credit and refuse to pay? Should they befriend him, seduce him, arrest him; maybe even kill him? Rich in language and historical perception, yet compulsively readable, Golden Hill is a story "taut with twists and turns" that "keeps you gripped until its tour-de-force conclusion" (The Times, London). Spufford paints an irresistible picture of a New York provokingly different from its later metropolitan self but already entirely a place where a young man with a fast tongue can invent himself afresh, fall in love--and find a world of trouble"--

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Arcade Free Library FIC SPUFF (Text)
Adult New Materials
52112300416625
Checked out
12/02/2017
Macedon Public Library FIC SPU (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52121300586147
Checked out
12/06/2017
Naples Library FIC SPU (Text)
New Fiction
52124300311607
Checked out
11/24/2017
Ontario Public Library FIC SPU (Text)
Adult New Materials
52126300715414
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Victor Farmington Library SPU (Text)
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52128300797541
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12/06/2017
Wood Library Association - Canandaigua FIC SPU (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846002752482
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11/28/2017

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