The Situation in Flushing

The Situation in Flushing

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In a nostalgic, yet nimble telling of his boyhood in Flushing, Michigan, Edmund Love notes that he was born into a world that ceased to exist almost as soon as he entered it. qIn the first twelve years of my life, q he writes, qrural America was swept away as though it has been a picture on a blackboard that had suddenly been erased.q The Situation in Flushing is a humorous portrait of a place and people that have vanished from the American scene. With his unique brand of satire, Love provides sharp and amusing insight into the events and personalities that shaped his youth.Percy sat there in the drivera#39;s seat, pulling on the steering wheel with all his might , yelling, aquot;Whoa! ... days, before the widespread use of the telephone, the wires were the source of almost all the news. ... As far as the railroad was concerned, Flushing was the only depot on the line outside of Saginaw that stayed openanbsp;...

Title:The Situation in Flushing
Author: Edmund G. Love, Judd Arnett
Publisher:Wayne State University Press - 1987-06-01

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