Billy Bathgate

Billy Bathgate

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Young Billy Bathgate witnesses atrocities of the crime world in his introduction to a brutal and unsparing life that takes him through the heart of the city and the rural underworld in Depression-era America

Publisher: New York, NY : Random House, 1989. --
ISBN: 9780394525297
Branch Call Number: DOC
Characteristics: 323 p. ; 23 cm


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Apr 17, 2017

Laughed out loud through this whole thing. It took me a whole four days to read also. This author is good. Really good. I want to read many more of his books. I just found him while looking for used jim dodge books and had just finished mr. vertigo from paul auster when I came across Doctorow. The perfect book at the perfect time once again. If you like historical fiction and a violent NYC mob story from circa 1930's with a young neighborhood boy in the Bronx coming up through the rackets to be a protege of the gang leader the great Dutch Schultz and to outlive your entire gang and go on to live a relatively peaceful and normal life after, then this whopper will keep you spellbound from intro to outro. Highest rating!

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