Before the High Line there was a train that ran through their lives...
Salome and her mother Max live in a Manhattan loft surrounded by Abstract-Expressionist murals and views of the West Side Highway. It is a neighborhood of meatpacking plants and nightclubs and the echoes of ocean liners.
MEATPACKING is a downtown world where few children grow, where the streetlights are broken and the pay phones don't work. Over the years Salome creates a garden of her own on the railroad viaduct, one that few others will understand.
From World War II and through the decades after, MEATPACKING chronicles an unusual family in a once abandoned but now thriving part of New York.
Written in beautiful, haunting prose... a haunting tale of an unusual foursome against the backdrop of an ever-changing New York.
This is a beautiful story perfect for fans of historical fiction.