Andrew Cotto is the author of The Domino Effect and Outerborough Blues: A Brooklyn Mystery. He has been published in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, Men's Journal, Salon.com, Deadspin, Teachers & Writers Magazine, and the Good Men Project. He has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from The New School. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
The only troubling thing about Richard Prices excellent new novel, The Whites, is the curious use of a pseudonym, orin this casea quasi-one.
Full disclosure: I know, respectively, Carlos Dews and S.J. Rozanthe duo known as Sam Cabot, the nom de plume behind the new novel Blood of the Lamb. Carlos is an academic and an international authority on Carson McCullers; S.J. is an Edgar-winning author of Ghost Hero and twelve other novels.
In her second novel, Visitation Street, author Ivy Pachoda stages an urban opera within the confines of a waterfront neighborhood in mid-aughts Brooklyn.