The Elevated Press brings to life the stories of award winning writer Steven Schindler. His work has been compared to such diverse authors as Richard Price, Paddy Chayefsky, Nicholas Sparks, Nora Roberts, Betty Smith, Philip Roth, Nick Hornby and Jean Shepherd.
Whether hanging out on the stoops of the Bronx, a dilapidated mansion on Cape Cod, an underground guerilla-video loft in Soho or on location interviewing Hollywood's rich and helpless, Schindler's novels ring true to the times, places, events and characters who inhabit the worlds he creates.
(*From Here to Reality is published by Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books)
THE LAST SEWER BALL- "A gritty, memory-laden, heart-warming story that imprints itself upon the mind, long after the final page is read."- Bookend Chronicles
SEWER BALLS- "Probably the best novel produced by the small presses in 1999" Small Press Review
FROM THE BLOCK- Winner Best Fiction 2003 Indie/DIY National Book Awards
FROM HERE TO REALITY- "Required reading!" -New York Post
ON THE BLUFFS- "Schindler could be the male version of bestselling author Nora Roberts, blending the right amount of romance and suspense... a captivating writing style." Glendale News Press
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THE LAST SEWER BALL
On the "new and noteworthy" table in Barnes & Noble, midtown Manhattan
Back by popular demand! More than ten years after the publication of Steven Schindler's cult classic novel, SEWER BALLS, Whitey, Vinny and the rest of the kids from the block return in the "sort of sequel" follow- up, THE LAST SEWER BALL.
What's a sewer ball? It's what you go after when you can't afford to buy a ball to play stickball with. Your best friend holds you by the ankles and lowers you upside down into the sewer manhole with a bent coat hanger so you can fish out balls that other kids were to lazy to go after. And believe me, he better be your very best friend!
It all started on the stoops and playgrounds of the Bronx in the 1960s. Kids with more imagination than money grew up fast playing stickball, rocking to a new band called The Beatles, sneaking beers in the stands, and inventing make-out games like kiss-o-leveo. But as the years flew by, life on those Bronx streets went from being fun and games, to dead serious. You had to be strong to survive. Or really freakin' lucky.
Follow Whitey and Vinny-- from then 'til now-- as secrets that simmered since childhood bubble to the surface and eventually explode when past and present collide with not so instant karma in