‘The Dakota Winters’ Recreates 1980s New York City

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at 10:30 AM
Traffic passes the Dakota apartment building on the 23rd anniversary of musician John Lennon's death, December 8, 2003 in New York City.  (Photo: Matthew Peyton/Getty Images)

Tom Barbash’s new novel “The Dakota Winters” takes readers inside New York City’s famed Dakota apartments through the eyes of a young man returning home. The novel creates a portrait of New York in 1980  and the people who made it unique, including the Dakota’s most famous resident, John Lennon  and follows a family saga of a son negotiating his relationship with his father. Barbash joins us in studio to discuss the novel, and how his childhood in the Upper West Side influences his writing.

Guests:

Tom Barbash, author, "The Dakota Winters"

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