A Brownstone In Brooklyn chronicles the life-altering events that shape the future of Andy Michael Pilgrim, a young man growing up in the turbulent sixties. This novel provided a nice look into New York City during a historic time of change. Thompson pens crisp and clear sentences that provides vivid imagery. It reveals a first hand account of someone who did experience that time in New York City during the race riots. It shows how far America has come in healing the past's wounds.