The Street Singer
A Tale of Sex, Money and Power in A Changing BrooklyneBook - 2012
The Street Singer follows flat-broke New York CIty subway musician, Jason Spirit, as he stumbles into contact with Thaddeus Hoover, the high-powered developer with a plan to build the Barclays Arena and bring Brooklyn a National Basketball Association team - the first major professional sports team since baseball's Dodgers left for Los Angeles in 1958. He ends up playing project supporters and opponents against each other as he plots a song he's written to BScott, the world's most famous rapper and a money mogul in his own right. The Street Singer is a laugh-out-loud satire on present-day New York City complete with gentrification, blogger journalists, poverty, celebrity adulation, Russian oligarchs, basketball, and America coming into a new paradigm of global capitalism. Along the way it also gives a bow to the underground poets, singers, and musicians who add to New York's character and flavor.
Publisher: [United States] : BookBaby : Made available through hoopla, 2012.
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource