Another Bullshit Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn
A Memoir

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"A stunningly beautiful new memoir . . . a near-perfect work of literature." —Stephen Elliot, San Francisco Chronicle


Nick Flynn met his father when he was working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter in Boston. As a teenager he'd received letters from this stranger father, a self-proclaimed poet and con man doing time in federal prison for bank robbery. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City tells the story of the trajectory that led Nick and his father onto the streets, into that shelter, and finally to each other.
 

About Nick Flynn

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Nick Flynn is the author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, winner of the PEN/Martha Albrand Award, and The Ticking Is the Bomb. He divides his time between Houston and Brooklyn.
 
Published November 1, 2010 by W. W. Norton & Company. 361 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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the younger a doper, part-time drug-runner, working in a homeless shelter, adrift on a “sea of forgetfulness.” While the author ever so slowly, with lots of swings, gathers himself, his father takes to driving a taxi, more for scoping out sleeping venues than collecting fares.

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Flynn's wayward father, a self-styled writer and ex-con, describes his life on Boston's streets as "another bullshit night in Suck City": he hangs out in ATM lobbies, stuffs his coa

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Another Bullshit Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn 345pp, Faber, £7.99 Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed, published in 2001, was a revelatory account of the 40m Americans who subsist below the poverty line, doing the menial jobs that enable the the great economic engine of the US to keep tur...

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Flynn's wayward father, a self-styled writer and ex-con, describes his life on Boston's streets as "another bullshit night in Suck City": he hangs out in ATM lobbies, stuffs his coat with newspaper and is often "still drunk from the night before."

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Bookmarks Magazine

In fact, the story is so enlightening that Flynn’s experimentation with narrative styles (one act plays, interviews, stream-of-consciousness) gets only cursory mention—a real free pass for book reviewers.

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Project MUSE

This may be the only way for Flynn to understand his father, Jonathan, who left his mother shortly after Flynn's birth, and reappeared years later in Boston as a homeless alcoholic seeking services in the shelter where Flynn worked after dropping out of college.

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Project MUSE

(Eggers proclaimed the book to be fiction, but many read it as a truthful account of his parents' deaths and the years he spent raising his younger brother.) Much like AHWOSG, the real story in Flynn's memoir involves the loss of both of his parents: his mother to suicide and his father to drink,...

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The Paris Review

The Ticking Is the Bomb , the second memoir by nonfiction writer and poet Nick Flynn, describes his experiences with fatherhood, writing, and the Abu Ghraib torture victims, some of whom he met personally.

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Hippocampus Magazine

Set amid the dark, dingy streets of Boston where the homeless sleep on park benches or regroup in shelters to survive another day, Nick Flynn has one last opportunity to engage his father, a homeless, self-proclaimed novel writer.

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Film School Rejects

Jonathan returns to Nick’s life with a phone call – he’s been evicted and he needs someone to help him move, and he once heard that Nick had a truck – and Nick, struck by the sudden and precise communication, agrees to help Jonathan.

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