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The Resource Secret frequencies : a New York education, John Skoyles

Secret frequencies : a New York education, John Skoyles

Label
Secret frequencies : a New York education
Title
Secret frequencies
Title remainder
a New York education
Statement of responsibility
John Skoyles
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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
Member of
Action
digitized
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Skoyles, John
Dewey number
  • 974.7/1043/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
F128.57.S56
LC item number
S43 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
American lives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Skoyles, John
  • Teenage boys
  • City and town life
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Skoyles, John
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • City and town life
  • Manners and customs
  • Teenage boys
  • New York (State)
  • United States Local History
  • Regions & Countries - Americas
  • History & Archaeology
Label
Secret frequencies : a New York education, John Skoyles
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
53206496
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (238 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786611376437
Lccn
2003000600
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53206496
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Secret frequencies : a New York education, John Skoyles
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
53206496
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (238 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786611376437
Lccn
2003000600
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53206496
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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