By Kathleen Rooney

It’s the final day of 1984, and 85-year-old Lillian Boxfish is ready to take a stroll.

As she traverses a grittier new york, a urban nervous after an assault through a still-at-large subway vigilante, she encounters bartenders, bodega clerks, chauffeurs, safeguard guards, bohemians, criminals, childrens, mom and dad, and parents-to-be―in fantastic moments of generosity and charm. whereas she strolls, Lillian remembers an extended and eventful lifestyles that incorporated a quick reign because the highest-paid advertisements lady in America―a occupation lower brief through marriage, motherhood, divorce, and a breakdown.

A love letter to urban life―however glossy or sleazy―Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk through Kathleen Rooney paints a portrait of a notable girl around the canvas of a altering the United States: from the Jazz Age to the onset of the AIDS epidemic; the good melancholy to the start of hip-hop.

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