The Heart of the World – Nik Cohn


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Nik Cohn had planned a trip around the world, but when a friend told him that Broadway is ‘the world within itself’, he started walking up the Great White Way, from Battery Park to Times Square. Escorted most of the way by a Russian drum-playing taxi driver, fuelled by Chinese food and whiskey, staying in seedy walk-up hotels, Nik meets pickpockets, dancers, ruined bankers, fallen politicians, and a gorgeous transvestite called Lush Life – and listens to their stories. A hallucinogenic history, a rogue’s gallery, an offbeat travel guide, this extraordinary account is also a long goodbye to a lost world.