I Sailed With MagellanBook - 2004
A collection of eleven short works by the author of The Coast of Chicago is set in the urban areas of Chicago's South Side, where imaginative protagonist Perry Katzek encounters such events as a boy's musical performances on behalf of a drinking uncle, a thug's distraction by multiple ex-girlfriends, and a scheme by two youths to sell stolen flowers to finance a trip to Mexico. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 25,000 first printing
Following his renowned The Coast of Chicago and Childhood, story writer Stuart Dybek returns with eleven masterful and masterfully linked stories about Chicago's fabled and harrowing South Side. United, they comprise the story of Perry Katzek and his widening, endearing clan. Through these streets walk butchers, hitmen, mothers and factory workers, boys turned men and men turned to urban myth. I Sailed With Magellan solidifies Dybek's standing as one of our finest chroniclers of urban America.