Billy Bathgate

Billy Bathgate

A Novel

Book - 1990
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Billy Bathgate is an urban Huck Finn who comes of age in New York City in the 1930s as the protege of Dutch Schultz, one of the most abominable gangsters of his time, but one of life's great teachers as well. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: Boston : G.K. Hall, 1990, c1989
Edition: Large print ed. --
ISBN: 9780816148998
Branch Call Number: LP FIC Docto 05ad 01
Characteristics: 445 p. --


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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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