‘The Dakota Winters’ Recreates 1980s New York City

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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.


Tom Barbash, author, "The Dakota Winters"