Books: Orchids and Ash-Cans

Orchids and Ash-Cans*

The jungle folk of Manhattan The Story. Most stories are made of a few fibres carefully twisted together in a single strand. This story is of many fibres woven into an outspread fabric, almost without design. Here a thread enters, twists about this other thread and that, and then departs from the unfinished fabric. The only limitation which restricts the weave is that the warp is stretched from some time in the '90s to the present, and the woof extends from the East River to...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!