Shadows on Bleecker Street: A book talk by authors Milton Polsky and Warren Wyss

Join authors Milton Polsky and Warren Wyss on an exciting journey down an historic Greenwich Village street as it slowly yields its secrets during three tension-filled days for a desperate man with a mission. Soon after Tim Hartknoll, a young African-American professor, finally convinces Jeff Gardner, his 40-year-old mentor at Greene Street College, to invest in a rare book found on Bleecker Street, he is murdered and the book stolen. Tim’s last words, “Tour is…” drive Jeff to hunt down the killer and recover the book, which was signed by Frederick Douglass in 1841. In spite of dire threats to himself and to his family, Jeff strives to finish the tour as he searches for clues to solve the crimes. In doing so, he is emboldened through discovering the courage and energy of the tour’s maverick subjects–Tom Paine, Margaret Sanger, Charlie “Bird” Parker, Lenny Bruce, Walt Whitman, and most of all, Frederick Douglass–to trap the killer and retrieve the rare book. You’ll gain a renewed appreciation of the Village as you follow Jeff’s search.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing by the authors.

Monday, November 18, 2013
6:30 pm

Father Demo Hall, 234 Bleecker Street, at the corner of Carmine Street