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[1st work] Regeneration follows the rise of a child of the slums from impoverished orphan at age ten to successful Bowery hoodlum at twenty-five. On the vice-ridden streets of New York, however, he rediscovers his forgotten innocence through the encouragement of Mamie Rose, the proprietress of a downtown mission, but must resist the influences of his colleagues to whom he is bound by criminal codes of honor. [2nd work] A shopgirl reads a romance serial...
4) Chop shop
Willets Point, Queens, an industrial sliver of automotive-repair shops that remains perpetually at risk of being redeveloped off the map. It₂s within this precarious ecosystem that twelve-year-old Ale must grow up fast, hustling in the neighborhood chop shops to build a more stable life for himself and his sister even as their tenuous circumstances force each to compete with other struggling people and make desperate decisions.