The Pedestrians

by Rachel Zucker

The Pedestrians

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The Pedestrians combines prose poems from a variety of settings with lyrics about life in New York City.

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Two books in one, The Pedestrians combines a sequence of fables about a highly pressurized, but not unusual, domestic life — "They slept in the smoke-drenched bed or rather the husband snored and sputtered and she lay awake and unseeing under her chilled eye mask" — with a group of confessional lyrics that reveal dreams, city life, sex, love and parenthood: "I don't want to have coffee or not have coffee / or listen to the This American Life podcast on infidelity / which

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