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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
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A moving celebration of what 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 Oliver Sacks."A beautifully written once-in-a-lifetime book, about love, about life, soul, and the wonderful loving genius Oliver Sacks, and New York, and laughter and all of creation."'Anne LamottBill 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
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hayes, Bill
Dewey number
  • 920.073
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT220.5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hayes, Bill
  • Hayes, Bill
  • Hayes, Bill
  • Sacks, Oliver
  • Hayes, Bill
  • Sacks, Oliver
  • Gay men
  • Authors
  • Photographers
  • Essayists
  • Neurologists
  • Street photography
  • Gay men
  • Graphic novels: literary & memoirs
  • Biography: general
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
Label
Insomniac City : New York, Oliver, and Me, Bill Hayes
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (304 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Owing to Legal Deposit regulations this resource may only be accessed from within National Library of Scotland. For more information contact enquiries@nls.uk.
Isbn
9781620404959
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B3F88564-5FC7-4864-9513-5185E9A815C4
System control number
  • 2238415
  • (OCoLC)966969839
  • ocn966969839
  • 2238415
Label
Insomniac City : New York, Oliver, and Me, Bill Hayes
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (304 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Owing to Legal Deposit regulations this resource may only be accessed from within National Library of Scotland. For more information contact enquiries@nls.uk.
Isbn
9781620404959
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B3F88564-5FC7-4864-9513-5185E9A815C4
System control number
  • 2238415
  • (OCoLC)966969839
  • ocn966969839
  • 2238415

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