Back to the Streets

George Wynn

In Back to the Streets, George Wynn tells stories of a nation’s poor. Bracing, realistic, archetypal, with a steady-handed objectivity, the writing follows the way cut by Dos Passos and Steinbeck. The vivid sketches gathered in this collection offer glimpses of lives led inside the 21st century Depression.
“George Wynn writes with toughness, sympathy, and great humor about difficult things and dire situations, and wonderfully about the redeeming qualities of literature and human kindness. He makes invisible people visible, and throws light in the darkest of places.”
Elizabeth McCracken
Author of The Giant's House

“You’ll enjoy Lonnie’s Way—a good tough story. I especially like the last line.”
Frank Baldwin
Author of Balling the Jack

“These stories are shot full of warmth and compassion and a remarkable passion for life's small pleasures and undying hopes. Wynn utterly refuses to treat any human being as a socioeconomic category. When the lost nomadic souls he portrays do occasionally find the help they need, one's heart is stirred.”
Terry Messman
Editor, Street Spirit Newspaper

“George Wynn's observant eye has taught me that life on the streets has its moments, tiny eternities contained in human encounters, enriching the people touched by them.”
Floyd Kemske
Author of Lifetime Employment

ISBN:0-915117-09-6 $12.95

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About George Wynn

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George Wynn, a native San Franciscan, has been writing for the street papers of North America for over seven years.  In 1997, he won first prize in the Boston street paper Spare Change's essay writing contest.  His first book, The Gift:Tenderloin Poems was published in 2002.

Elizabeth McCracken, Author of The Giant's House says, "George Wynn writes with toughness, sympathy, and great  humor about difficult things and dire situations, and wonderfully about the redeeming qualities of literature and human kindness.  He makes invisible people visible and throws likgh in the darkest of places."