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"A gritty, lyrical ode to Jersey."
—Neal Pollack, author of Never Mind the Pollacks
"Bauman writes with precision, in prose that reverberates...strong, compelling work." -Robert stone
“... a tour de force.” —The Newark Star–Ledger
As the son of a folk singer whose suicide gained him cult status, Thatcher has a leg up on New York's music scene. Instead, he decides to keep his parentage secret and take his guitar across the river to working class Hoboken, New Jersey to form a band. There, amidst the tenements and dive bars and all–night diners, Thatcher and his friends struggle to make meaningful music in a culture turning away from it. A wicked sense of humor turns out to be key for the motley crew: manager Marsh, the beloved, polio–stricken local rock and roll kingpin; lesbian singer/songwriter Lou, to whom Thatcher is deeply attracted; James, guitar virtuoso and daytime World Trade Center employee, not to mention owner of the floor Thatcher is sleeping on; and locals such as Orris, the overweight, half–blind, prophet of Hoboken's west side, and patient at the mental health clinic where Thatcher is a clerk. As in Roddy Doyle's The Commitments and Nick Hornby's High Fidelity, the music is at the heart of it all. But in In Hoboken the place and the people turn out to be just as inspiring.
Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.