On p. 27, Will and Henry are about to go places they aren't supposed to go. To extend the analysis of subtext begun a few days ago in a post on Jennifer Toth's wonderful book,The Mole People, check out L. B. Deyo and David "Lefty" Leibowitz, Invisible Frontier; Exploring the Tunnels, Ruins, and Rooftops of Hidden New York. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2003.
In their foreword [p. xv], the authors say,
In 1996 L.B. (Laughing Boy) Deyo and I created Jinx, the magazine of Worldwide Urban Adventure. In it, we published articles about exploration of the city's infrastructure, from climbing to the tops of bridges, to spending twenty-four hours in the subway system, to searching abandoned Air Force bases. Soon we began to receive correspondence from other urban explorers all over the world. We had stumbled upon a burgeoning community. A New York-based urban exploration group called Dark Passage, had gained notoriety for staging a four-course meal in an abandoned tunnel in Brooklyn. Ninjalicious in Toronto had created the first handbook for the urban exploration movement with Infiltration, the Zine About Going Places You're Not supposed to Go.Isn't that part of what draws us to fiction? It brings us into the places in our lives where we're not supposed to go?
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