What's a name? For a girl from the Lower East Side it's a map, from Rivington Street to a war-pocked field in Vietnam, from a confused identity to a one-handed piano player and a sympathetic young girl and the splintered cultures that spawned Vidamía Farrell. "Name That Girl" is a rhapsodic excerpt from Edgardo Vega Yunqué's symphonic novel No Matter How Much You Promise to Cook or Pay the Rent You Blew it Cauze Bill Bailey Ain't Never Coming Home Again, publishing in October, 2003 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. For information on the book and the author, please visit the FSG Web site at
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