"Area Code 212" is the journey's end in ice and flames of Seidel's brilliant "Cosmos Poems" trilogy. Reversing the order and outlook of Dante's "Divine Comedy," Seidel's three-book series begins in the heavens (with "The Cosmos Poems") and then descends steeply--through the Purgatory of "Life on Earth," the second volume--to at last arrive at home, in Manhattan, with its famous area code.

Area Code 212 2002, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374105815