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Cornelius Sky

Author: Timothy Brandoff
Publisher: Broooklyn, New York : Kaylie Jones Books, Akashic Books, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Cornelius Sky is a doorman in a posh Fifth Avenue apartment building that houses New York City's elite, including a former First Lady whose husband was assassinated while in office. It is 1974 and New York City is heading toward a financial crisis. At work, Connie prides himself on his ability to buff a marble floor better than anyone, a talent that so far has kept him from being fired for his drinking. He pushes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Picaresque fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Brandoff
ISBN: 161775708X 9781617757082 1617758019 9781617758010
OCLC Number: 1055913938
Description: 214 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Timothy Brandoff.

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"Cornelius Sky is a doorman in a posh Fifth Avenue apartment building that houses New York City's elite, including a former First Lady whose husband was assassinated while in office. It is 1974 and New York City is heading toward a financial crisis. At work, Connie prides himself on his ability to buff a marble floor better than anyone, a talent that so far has kept him from being fired for his drinking. He pushes the boundaries of his duties, partying and playing board games with the former First Lady's lonely thirteen-year-old son in the service stairwell - the only place where the boy is not spied upon mercilessly by the tabloid press and his Secret Service detail. Connie believes he is the only one who can offer true solace and companionship to this fatherless boy, but his constant neglect of his own sons and their mother reaches a boiling point. His wife changes the locks on his own door, and he finds himself wandering the mean streets of the city in his uniform, where unlikely angels offer him a path toward redemption"--Page 4 of cover.

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