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Sleeping with the mayor : a true story

Author: John Jiler
Publisher: Saint Paul, Minn. : Hungry Mind Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sleeping with the Mayor is a riveting tale of power and powerlessness, race, class, and individual destinies. The ad hoc community of Kochville springs up overnight when the participants in an all-night vigil protesting homelessness become semipermanent residents of City Hall Park. In the shadow of City Hall, but with no one to guide them, the "residents" of Kochville must decide how to govern themselves. The rich  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Jiler
ISBN: 1886913145 9781886913141
OCLC Number: 37489071
Description: xvii, 361 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: John Jiler.

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Sleeping with the Mayor is a riveting tale of power and powerlessness, race, class, and individual destinies. The ad hoc community of Kochville springs up overnight when the participants in an all-night vigil protesting homelessness become semipermanent residents of City Hall Park. In the shadow of City Hall, but with no one to guide them, the "residents" of Kochville must decide how to govern themselves. The rich and vivid cast of characters includes Duke York, the former jazz musician haunted by the separation from his wife and daughters; Marc Greenberg, the well-intentioned but naive organizer; Ellen McCarthy, who finds herself coming alive after an unhappy marriage by working with the homeless; Larry Locke, the Vietnam vet who becomes the toast of New York City at Kochville's height; and Mayor Koch himself, a politician's politician, facing his waterloo.

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