"A tale of two lower east sides: one a high-priced bohemia, the other a home to hardship, its residents pushed to the edges of their time-honored turf." "It's 2003, and after eight years downtown, Eric Cash is falling further and further behind in his plans to become an actor. Or a writer. Or a restaurateur. To become anything but what he is - the oldest employee at Cafe Berkmann. So if the new bartender pissed him off, who could blame him? Ike Marcus has confidence. He had hustle. Most of all, in a neighborhood where thirty is the new fifty, Ike was young. Then one evening a street kid from the "other" Lower East Side stepped up to them and pulled a gun. Ike's last words were "Not tonight, my man."" "At least, that's Eric's version."--BOOK JACKET.Price, Richard is the author of 'Jux ', published 2008 under ISBN 9780374299255 and ISBN 0374299250.