Billy Bathgate

Billy Bathgate

A Novel

Book - 1989 | First trade edition.
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An action-packed gangster epic detailing the rise and fall of notorious mobster Dutch Schultz as seen through the eyes of his young protege, Billy Bathgate. Billy, an ambitious streetwise kid seduced by the power, money and glamour of crime, soon begins to seriously question if his passport to the good life is going to come from the fiery Dutch and his gang!
Publisher: New York :, Random House,, [1989]
©1989.
Edition: First trade edition.
Copyright Date: ©1989.
ISBN: 9780394525297
0394525299
9780061000072
0061000078
9780060975951
0060975954
9780812981179
0812981170
9780452280021
9780394575131
039457513X
Characteristics: 10 unnumbered pages, 323 pages, 2 unnumbered pages ; 24 cm.
Summary: An action-packed gangster epic detailing the rise and fall of notorious mobster Dutch Schultz as seen through the eyes of his young protege, Billy Bathgate. Billy, an ambitious streetwise kid seduced by the power, money and glamour of crime, soon begins to seriously question if his passport to the good life is going to come from the fiery Dutch and his gang!

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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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