The Mole People by Jennifer Toth
Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City

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This book is about the thousands of people who live in the subway, railroad, and sewage tunnels of New York City.
 

About Jennifer Toth

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Jennifer Toth is a journalist and the author of Orphans of the Living: Stories of America's Children in Foster Care and What Happened to Johnnie Jordan?: The Story of a Child Turning Violent.
 
Published October 1, 1995 by Chicago Review Press. 278 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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There is, says Raleigh News & Observer staffer Toth, a city below New York City: a fantastic underworld of men, women, and children who are born, live, and die in the darkness beneath the streets.

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But what makes this book so troubling and memorable are Toth's profiles of the tunnel people: Mac, a white man in his early 50s, who hunts rats--``track rabbits''--which he cooks while reciting Thoreau;

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One of the many paradoxes of the '80s was that as the number of homeless people mushroomed, both conservative and liberal advocates found it nearly impossible to generate much public interest in their proposed solutions to the problem.

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