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Audrey’s Eye

Anthony Quinn, 21 February 1991

Leaving Brooklyn 
by Lynne SharonSchwartz.
Minerva, 146 pp., £4.99, December 1990, 0 7493 9072 7
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Surrogate City 
by Hugo Hamilton.
Faber, 197 pp., £12.99, November 1990, 0 571 14432 2
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... a staid, unremarkable Jewish neighbourhood in post-war Brooklyn – gnaws at the young narrator of Lynne SharonSchwartz’s novel, a beautifully grave and witty performance that deserves a good deal more attention than it has received. Leaving Brooklyn is short but tightly cargoed, a rites-of-passage story which ...

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