A big city has a hum to it, a buzz and occasionally a grunt. On a quest to find the "composite vocal message of massed humanity", this O. Henry short story guides us through streets, past cops and vendors in order to discover what New York has to say. Astonishingly atmospheric illustrations by Magda Boreysza bring New York to life in this slim adventure.
O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) was a writer of playful short stories where unexpected endings hooked a mass audience but did not satisfy contemporary critics. In a surprise ending, O. Henry is now best known for the O. Henry Award, a critically prestigious annual prize named after Porter and awarded to writers of outstanding short stories.