Fear And Loving In Minneapolis
By Jim Walsh
Now Out Of Print Rare Copy
Condition VERY GOOD PLUS / EX
PRINTED IN USA
Here is another, haunted by the woman he fell in love with, and lost, many years ago at the Minnesota Music Cafe on St. Paul's East Side. Here are strangers on a cold night on the corner of Forty-sixth and Nicollet, finding comfort in each other's company in the wake of the shootings in Paris.
And here are Walsh's own memories catching up with him: the woman who joined him in representing "junior royalty" for the Minneapolis Aquatennial when they were both seven years old; the lost friend, Soul Asylum's Karl Mueller, recalled while sitting on his memorial bench at Walsh's go-to refuge, the Rose Gardens near Lake Harriet. These everyday interactions, ordinary people, and quiet moments in Jim Walsh's writing create an extraordinary picture of a city's life. James Joyce famously bragged that if Dublin were ever destroyed, it could be rebuilt in its entirety from his written works.
The Minneapolis that Jim Walsh maps is more a matter of heart, of urban life built on human connections, than of streets intersecting and literal landmarks: it is that lived city, documented in measures large and small, that his book brings so vividly to mind, drafting a blueprint of a community's soul and inviting a reader into the boundless, enduring experience of Fear and Loving in South Minneapolis.