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The Real McCoy

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Staff Pick

Kid McCoy is the skinniest boxing champion ever to win the welterweight title in turn-of-the-last-century New York, a con artist in love with a Broadway star, and when nothing else is going right, he's also a poet. But does anyone know who our hero really is, even McCoy himself? An entertaining tale of deception and daring from the author of Chang and Eng.
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Publisher Comments:

From Darin Strauss, the bestselling author of Chang and Eng (A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year), comes the unforgettable story of "Kid" McCoy: boxer, jewel thief, scam artist, and the most married man in America. A fascinating mirror of the tumultuous backdrop of America at the turn of the century, The Real McCoy is "a muscular and entertaining novel about lies, scams, flimflams, and the inconvenience of truth" (GQ)

Synopsis:

From the bestselling author of "Chang and Eng, " "a spirited story of heroic longing" ("New York Times Book Review"), comes the unforgettable story of "Kid" McCoy: boxer, jewel thief, scam artist, and the most married man in America.

About the Author

Darin Strauss is the award-winning author of the national and international bestseller Chang and Eng, as well as its screenplay for Disney Films and director Julie Taymor.  His work has been translated into 14 languages and he teaches at New York University and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452284418
Publisher:
Plume
Subject:
General
Author:
Strauss, Darin
Subject:
Humorous
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20030527
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.03x5.30x.77 in. .62 lbs.

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Kid McCoy is the skinniest boxing champion ever to win the welterweight title in turn-of-the-last-century New York, a con artist in love with a Broadway star, and when nothing else is going right, he's also a poet. But does anyone know who our hero really is, even McCoy himself? An entertaining tale of deception and daring from the author of Chang and Eng.

"Synopsis" by , From the bestselling author of "Chang and Eng, " "a spirited story of heroic longing" ("New York Times Book Review"), comes the unforgettable story of "Kid" McCoy: boxer, jewel thief, scam artist, and the most married man in America.
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