Another Bullshit Night in Suck City: A Memoir

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"Devastating....Ranks with Frank Conroy's Stop-Time."--Michael Cunningham

"Sometimes I'd see my father, walking past my building on his way to another nowhere. I could have given him a key, offered a piece of my floor. But if I let him inside the line between us would blur, my own slow-motion car wreck would speed up." Nick Flynn met his father for the third time when he was twenty-seven years old, working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter in Boston. As a teenager he'd received letters from this stranger, a self-proclaimed poet and con man doing time in federal prison for bank robbery. Nick, his own life precariously unsettled, was living alternately in a ramshackle boat and in a warehouse that was once a strip joint. In bold, dazzling prose, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (a phrase Flynn senior uses to describe his life on the streets) tells the story of two lives and the trajectory that led Nick and his father into that homeless shelter, onto those streets, and finally to each other.

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About the Author:

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.

Review:

A book so singular, harrowing and loving as to be indelible. -- Mark Doty, author of Firebird

A wonder, both sweet and agonizing, a fusion of the lyric and the well-wrought story....shatters convention with every word. -- Brad Land, author of Goat

Flynn soberly and poignantly captures the true lives of outcast and marginal men without ever being preachy or scolding. -- Elissa Schappel, Vanity Fair

Flynn's talents are considerable—he has a compelling voice and a wry sense of humor, especially about himself. -- New York Times, Vendela Vida

From Ponzi schemes to homeless shelters, Flynn traces the life of his indigent father with unsentimental clarity. -- Esquire

Gorgeously wrought. -- Thomas Lynch, author of The Undertaking

It is crammed with beauty and wisdom, and everyone will love it. -- GQ

My favorite book of the past few years, and the best memoir since Stop-Time, This Boy's Life, and Liar's Club. -- Chris Offutt, author of The Strange River Twice and Kentucky Straight

O of the best books I've read in years—a heartbreaking searing story—the perfect memoir. -- A. M. Homes, author of Music for Torching

Tough as nails and tender as a bruise, Flynn's muscular, poetic language renders this hard-knock tale transcendent. -- Washington Post

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