Saving Troy: A Year with Firefighters and Paramedics in a Battered City

By William Patrick


Pages: 372

Published: Winter 2011

Categories: American Culture

Foreign rights available: World


…an important, exciting, and extremely-well-done narrative.”
—Dennis Smith, Report from Engine Co. 82

Saving Troy offers a glimpse into the harsh realities of the firefighters and paramedics of Troy, a down-at-the-heels, rust-belt city in upstate New York. William B. Patrick, an award-winning novelist, chronicles eighteen months with the department’s 1st Platoon, and reveals the core of a city in need, and the courageous, compassionate, and highly-skilled men and women who serve its population every day.

William Patrick is the author of the widely-praised memoir, We Didn’t Come Here for This; an award-winning novel, Roxa: Voices of the Culver Family, both with BOA Editions; and two books of poetry. He has also written plays for the BBC, teleplays for ABC, and feature-length screenplays. Mr. Patrick is currently on the faculty of Fairfield University, where he is a writing instructor in the MFA program.

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