Set at an upscale Preparatory School in Bronx, New York at the end of the sixties, Bronx River North is the story of the improbable, yet dynamic relationship of a blue collar local kid and four well-heeled commuters from the suburbs just north of the city.
The interplay of disparate teenage lives becomes an expose’ on the divergence of wealth and privilege in an America clamoring for social changes.
The stark images of the working class neighborhood of Bronx, just a few miles away, is a vivid contrast to the neat, orderly, and stately lanes of Westchester County, and in particular the affluent village of Bronx Dale. Intrigued by their differences, the boys will shuttle into each other’s worlds with hard lessons learned and innocence lost on the opposite side of the proverbial tracks.
John Dolgetta was born in Bronx, attended Mount Carmel Grammar School in the Little Italy section of Bronx. He graduated from Fordham Preparatory School in 1973, and has a B.A. and a Masters from Fordham University. He is a recently retired high school teacher who has now found time for his passions of writing, reading and traveling.
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