Christy, Jim

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Christy, Jim

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1945-

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Born in Richmond, Virginia on July 14, 1945, Jim Christy grew up in South Philadelphia, a tough area featured in his autobiographical novel Streethearts. He first came to Vancouver in December of 1981 to promote his novel Streethearts, and he has remained on the West Coast, adopting Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast as his home base. He is an artist, gardener, prolific freelance journalist and an ex-regular on American Bandstand.

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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