Greetings from Bury Park

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Vintage Books,
Pub. Date:
2008.
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English
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Sarfraz Manzoor was two years old when, in 1974, he emigrated from Pakistan to Britain with his mother, brother, and sister. Sarfraz spent his teenage years in a constant battle, trying to reconcile being both British and Muslim, trying to fit in at school and at home. But it was when his best friend introduced him to the music of Bruce Springsteen that his life changed completely. From the age of sixteen on, after the moment he heard the harmonica and opening lines to “The River,” Springsteen became his personal muse, a lens through which he was able to view the rest of his life. Both a tribute to Springsteen and a story of personal discovery, Greetings from Bury Park is a warm, irreverent, and exceptionally perceptive memoir about how music transcends religion and race.
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9780307388025
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subject_facet England -- Social life and customs -- 1945-, Manzoor, Sarfraz, -- 1971-, Muslim children -- England -- Biography, Pakistanis -- England -- Biography
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