YONKERS Yonkers!

Think you know New York? Welcome to YONKERS Yonkers!

Patricia Vaccarino writes from the heart to give people of all ages a deep understanding of the working-class mindset that is the same today as it was in 1970. This coming-of-age story about white girl Cookie Colangelo and black boy Herman Lynch is told against the backdrop of the music of the times from Woodstock to the deaths of Blind Owl Alan Wilson, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison. Chief leitmotifs throughout this work include the Vietnam War, a bad President in the White House, upheaval in society, racism, sexual harassment, chaos and the fundamental breakdown of social order. You will never forget the metaphor and imagery of the owl, the beauty of the Sumac trees, and the harsh, sometimes hilariously funny, realities of being black or white.


Patricia Vaccarino
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Modus Operandi Books