Sunday, February 06, 2011

A random, off-kilter Atlantic Yards reference in fiction

If Amy Sohn's dishy novel Prospect Park West offers some amusing references to Atlantic Yards, Adam Dunn's recently published Rivers of Gold, a dystopian, near-future (2013) fictional vision of New York, pushes AY off kilter:
Within forty minutes, Dr. Zuckerman's Z was on its way to the police impound on Eleventh Avenue (a half-cleared yard left fallow since the city's Atlantic Yards renovation project collapsed in '08) where it would stay lost for a month.
Well, Atlantic Yards isn't a city project, nor a renovation project, nor located on Eleventh Avenue in Manhattan, nor collapsed.

But it must have a dystopian ring of some sorts.

Here's an enthusiastic review of the book from the Washington Post.

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