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The Fire Escape Belongs in Brooklyn
Chuck Cascio, author

Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)

The year is 1968. The world is crumbling around Mike Burns, a disillusioned Brooklyn youth in his second year of college. His cousin and constant childhood companion, Sally-Boy, disappeared two years ago. They called themselves twins because they were born on the same day. Now Mike is haunted by Sally-Boy's absence. Adding to Mike’s problems, his father angrily nags him to cut his hair; a professor fills his head with troubling ideals; a friend’s draft dodge incriminates Mike; and Mike’s love interest has secrets of her own. After the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., campus tensions rise to the breaking point. How will Mike deal with existential questions of morality, conscience, and obligation...when his life is falling apart? And, above all, can he find Sally-Boy?