Author Adam Abramowitz Reminisces On The Boston He Once Knew In 'A Town Called Malice'

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Adam Abramowitz, author of "Bosstown" and "A Town Called Malice" (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Adam Abramowitz, author of "Bosstown" and "A Town Called Malice" (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Boston has seen a lot of changes over the past few decades, one of the most notable being the Big Dig, an infrastructure project that changed the landscape and the character of the city forever.

By the time the nearly 16 years of construction resulting from the Big Dig ended in 2007, Boston was left with new landmarks like the Ted Williams Tunnel and Zakim Bridge. But it also had new challenges to face, like gentrification and a changing identity that made some feel like it was no longer the city they knew and loved.

Author Adam Abramowitz is familiar with that. He grew up in Allston and the South End between the 1970s and early 2000s. Now he's documented his experience with a changing Boston in a new novel, "A Town Called Malice," which is a sequel to his novel "Bosstown."


Adam Abramowitz, author of "Bosstown" and "A Town Called Malice"

This segment aired on May 29, 2019.

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