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'All the exuberant force of New York blazed upward and outlined only itself, effacing the stars. Tonight, somehow, there was cohesion in all this'.
New York City in 1930 harsh and alive, is recounted in this autobiographical novella by Heinz Henghes. "The First Thing" is an exploration of young love, a portrait of a city and a deeply personal account of the young sculptors most formative years.