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Staten Island Stories

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Staten Island Stories

A fresh, compelling collection of stories by a serious new voice on the literary scene.

Winner of the Hornblower Award by the New York Society Library, Honorable Mention for the International Latino Book Awards: Best Collection of Short Stories by the Empowering Latino Futures

New York City's Staten Island is often described as the forgotten borough. But with Staten Island Stories, Claire Jimenez shines a spotlight on the imagined lives of the islanders. Inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, this collection of loosely linked tragicomic short stories travels across time to explore defining moments in the island's history, from the 2003 Staten Island Ferry crash and the New York City blackout to the growing opioid and heroin crisis, Eric Garner's murder, and the 2016 presidential election.