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Author Name:    HEFFERNAN, Mike.

Title:   Other Side of Midnight : Taxicab Stories. 2nd printing

Publisher:    Creative Publishers, St. John's, 2013, ISBN:9781897174968 

Seller ID:   106063

HEFFERNAN, Mike. Other Side of Midnight : Taxicab Stories. St. John's : Creative Publishers, (February 2013). Second Printing. Pp (10), xi-xiv, 1-152,(4) + (5) p. of plates. Illustrations. 8vo, illustrated orange and black c ard covers, French flaps. "This unique document explores the working lives of St. John's taxicab drivers, as well as their thoughts and feelings abouttheir choice of career and their clients. Every segment of our society, fr om the elite to the marginal, uses taxicabs : business executives, drug pushers, tourists and prostitutes. Taxicab drivers are witnesses to the best and worst in all of us. The Other Side of Midnight : Taxicab Stories is a mosiac of their memories. Comical, absurd and often dramatic, many of their reminiscences will be of long hours and years on the job, their hopes and decayed dreams." - from the front flap. Arranged in four (unnumbered) sections: I. The Good Ol' Days: The Early Taxicab Industry; II. Dead Time: Financial Hardships; III. The City's Teeming Entrails: Scenes from the Undergroud;IV. Hacked to Death: Work-Related Viiolence. With Introduction: A Hard Way of Life and Epilogue: Honesty Is the Road to Poverty. Nearly seventy stori es including "The Best Taxi Driver in St. John's"; "The State of the Economy", "Cribbing", "A Backyard Tour of Duckworth Street"; and "A Sobeys Bag Full of Beer". Very good. 12.50


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