Grand Central Winter: Stories from the Street

Version: Unabridged
Author: Lee Stringer
Narrator: Kevin Kenerly
Genres: Biography & Memoir, Literature
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: February 2014
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours
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Overview

In the underground tunnels below Grand Central Terminal, LeeStringer-homeless and drug-addicted for eleven years-found a pencil to runthrough his crack pipe. One day he used it to write. Soon writing became ahabit that won out over drugs, and before long Stringer had created one of themost powerful urban memoirs of our time.
With humane wisdom and a biting wit, Stringer chronicles theunraveling of his seemingly secure existence as a marketing executive and hisodyssey of survival on the streets of New York. Whether he is portraying "God'scorner," as he calls 42nd Street, or his friend Suzi, a hooker and "past-duetourist" whose infant he sometimes babysits, whether he recounts taking shelterunderneath Grand Central by night and collecting cans by day or making aliving hawking Street News on thesubway, Lee Stringer conveys the vitality and complexity of a down-and-outlife.
Rich with small acts of kindness, humor, and evenheroism amid violence and desperation, GrandCentral Winter offers a touching portrait of our shared humanity.

Author Details

Author Details

Stringer, Lee

Lee Stringer grew up in the outport village of Little Hearts Ease, in Newfoundland's Trinity Bay, but has been living in the nearby town of Clarenville most of his adult life. Stringer is a welder who has worked on different large scale projects from the Alberta oil sands to Labrador Iron Ore sites, and like thousands of other Newfoundlanders, commuted by plane for multiple week shiftwork. The vast majority of this novel was written in the late evenings in the work camps of these giant construction sites.