“The narrative blithely blends logic, common sense, and piquant anachronisms…. The breezy, engaging prose goes down smoothly.”
“An affecting tapestry of history, politics, love and redemption, as the characters conspire to help each other find a home.”
~Rick Skwiot, Author of Fail
Foundering former president Bill Clinton—now “First Gentleman” to President Hillary—makes a haunting discovery in his Harlem home: the ghost of Alexander Hamilton, with sexy former slave Sarafina in tow, sent from heaven to get Bill back on track. Taking Bill back in time to Indian bordellos, slave auctions, and political chicanery that almost lost the American Revolution, Hamilton helps Clinton perform a minor miracle in 21st century upper Manhattan that brings peace to restless spirits both living and dead.
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“Most of us who have grown up west of the Hudson River, in “Indian Territory,” have a preconceived vision of that part of Manhattan called Harlem as a no man’s land of crime and danger. Mulligan proves us to be gravely mistaken.”
~Arlington Nuetzel, Author of Telephoto and 2027, New Madrid, Missouri
Using Harlem’s cultural institutions and memorable characters as her backdrop, Mulligan writes joyously about weathering adolescence while history unfolds around her. This feel-good story resonates with humor and warmth as she chronicles her life among evangelists, curly-haired doo wop boys, snuff-dippers, Fidel Castro’s entourage, interracial marriage, chitlin’ parties and testy interactions between West Indians and blacks. Meet Mr. Big B, the neighborhood numbers banker; join her at the Apollo for Thursday matinees and visit Smalls Paradise and the Hot Cha, when she and her father go bar-hopping on Sunday mornings. She befriends baseball’s Willie Mays in the shoeshine parlor, paints posters for the 1957 March on Washington, and tries, but fails to ingratiate herself into junior black society. This book is a living document of mid-20th century Harlem with appeal for all America.
Winner of the Independent Book Publishers Association 2013 Benjamin Franklin Gold Award for both Autobiography/Memoir and Multicultural Writing as well as the 2012 Independent Publishers Award (IPPY) for Multicultural Adult Nonfiction.
About Terry Baker Mulligan
Terry Baker Mulligan was born and raised on Sugar Hill, in Harlem. Sugar Hill, Terry’s first book, is a 2012 IPPY Award winner for Adult Multicultural Nonfiction and the 2013 Benjamin Franklin Award Winner for Multicultural Writing and Autobiography/Memoir Writing.
Terry’s second book, Afterlife in Harlem, will be released in October 2014.
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