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THAT’S MY MOON OVER COURT STREET by Jan Worth-Nelson (Tonga)

THAT’S MY MOON OVER COURT STREET by Jan Worth-Nelson (Tonga)

  That’s My Moon Over Court Street: Dispatches from a Life in Flint by Jan Worth-Nelson (Tonga 1976-78) SemiColonPress June 2023 453 pages $18.00 (Paperback)   “Every city has its issues, but there is always more to the story. In this collection from Flint, Michigan’s venerable East Village Magazine from 2007 to 2022, Jan Worth-Nelson (Tonga 1976-78) describes in personable, compelling prose what she observed, mourned, bemoaned, cherished and celebrated in one of the country’s most beleaguered cities. She lingers on nuthatches and drag queen bingo. She explores attics and basements and the Midwestern backyard. She laments burned out houses and broken Buddhas. She falls in love with the chicken lady, the pipe king, and pineapple upside down cake at the local Masonic hall. Out of respect for the unfinished stories to come, she bares her forearm for a semicolon tattoo. She struggles with sleeplessness and takes blessed walks. Through an . . .

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