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The Resource Insomniac City : New York, Oliver, and me, Bill Hayes

Insomniac City : New York, Oliver, and me, Bill Hayes

Label
Insomniac City : New York, Oliver, and me
Title
Insomniac City
Title remainder
New York, Oliver, and me
Statement of responsibility
Bill Hayes
Creator
Author
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Bill Hayes came to New York City in 2009 with a one-way ticket and only the vaguest idea of how he would get by. But at forty-eight years old, having spent decades in San Francisco, he craved change. Grieving over the death of his partner, he quickly discovered the profound consolations of the city's incessant rhythms, the sight of the Empire State Building against the night sky, and New Yorkers themselves, kindred souls that Hayes, a lifelong insomniac, encountered on late-night strolls with his camera. And he unexpectedly fell in love again, with his friend and neighbor, the writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks, whose exuberance--"I don't so much fear death as I do wasting life," he tells Hayes early on--is captured in funny and touching vignettes throughout. What emerges is a portrait of Sacks at his most personal and endearing, from falling in love for the first time at age seventy-five to facing illness and death (Sacks died of cancer in August 2015). Insomniac City is both a meditation on grief and a celebration of life. Filled with Hayes's distinctive street photos of everyday New Yorkers, the book is a love song to the city and to all who have felt the particular magic and solace it offers."--Jacket
  • A "celebration of what [writer and photographer] Bill Hayes calls 'the evanescent, the eavesdropped, the unexpected' of life in New York City, and an intimate glimpse of his relationship with the late [neurologist] Oliver Sacks"--Amazon.com
Summary
The author of Sleep Demons presents a celebration of New York City life and intimate glimpses into his relationship with the late Oliver Sacks, describing how in the aftermath of a partner's death the author moved to the city and unexpectedly fell in love on the eve of Sacks' battle with cancer
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10552557
Cataloging source
CGP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hayes, Bill
Dewey number
  • 920.073
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hayes, Bill
  • Hayes, Bill
  • Hayes, Bill
  • Sacks, Oliver
  • Autobiographies
  • Gay men
  • Authors
  • Photographers
  • Essayists
  • Neurologists
  • Street photography
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
New York, Oliver, and me
Label
Insomniac City : New York, Oliver, and me, Bill Hayes
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059624902
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781620404935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)971246712
Label
Insomniac City : New York, Oliver, and me, Bill Hayes
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059624902
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781620404935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)971246712

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