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It is 1955 in Las Vegas. Sammy and Satchmo are headlining the big hotels - where the casino operators and the color bar say a black man can't buy a drink or a meal or a room. Until now. The Chicago mob man Mo Weiner is bankrolling ex-boxer Worthless Worthington Lee and the city's first all-black hotel-casino. The Ivory Coast is rising up from the dust, on the wrong side of town. And out of the shadows steps Deacon, a white horn player with a dark past and a genius for jazz. Mo mistakes him for a hitman. Worthless takes him for a friend. Anita, the mixed-race beauty he falls for, wants him for herself. And Haney, the corrupt and racist copy who runs this hot desert oasis of sin and sand, wants him rubbed out. Deacon is holding a dangerous hand, and a dangerous secret, spun inside a deadly web of deceit and double-crosses. The Ivory Coast is coming, rushing this sprawling drama toward the last Sunday in May, when the whole town will be black and white and blood-red all over...

A suspenseful first novel of remarkable imagination, scope and energy, The Ivory Coast is impossible to ignore and, once begun, impossible to resist.

Synopsis:

With "The Ivory Coast, " aJformer writer for "Newsweek" and "Variety" pens an epic debut novel about Las Vegas in the '50s and the dreamers, crooks, and lovers caught in its glare.

Synopsis:

It is 1955 in Las Vegas, and the Chicago mob man Mo Weiner is bankrolling ex-boxer Worthless Worthington Lee and the city's first all-black hotel-casino. The Ivory Coast is rising up from the dust, on the wrong side of town. And out of the shadows steps Deacon, a white horn player with a dark past and a genius for jazz. Mo mistakes him for a hitman. Worthless takes him for a friend. Anita, the mixed-race beauty he falls for, wants him for herself. And Haney, the corrupt and racist cop who runs this hot desert oasis of sin and sand, wants him rubbed out.

About the Author

Charles Fleming is a veteran entertainment industry reporter and the author of High Concept: Don Simpson and the Hollywood Culture of Excess. The Ivory Coast is his first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312274641
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Fleming, Charles
Publisher:
Picador
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Las vegas (nev.)
Subject:
Casinos
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Gamblers
Subject:
Thrillers/Crime
Publication Date:
20040101
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes endpaper maps
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.56x6.52x1.18 in. 1.41 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , With "The Ivory Coast, " aJformer writer for "Newsweek" and "Variety" pens an epic debut novel about Las Vegas in the '50s and the dreamers, crooks, and lovers caught in its glare.
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It is 1955 in Las Vegas, and the Chicago mob man Mo Weiner is bankrolling ex-boxer Worthless Worthington Lee and the city's first all-black hotel-casino. The Ivory Coast is rising up from the dust, on the wrong side of town. And out of the shadows steps Deacon, a white horn player with a dark past and a genius for jazz. Mo mistakes him for a hitman. Worthless takes him for a friend. Anita, the mixed-race beauty he falls for, wants him for herself. And Haney, the corrupt and racist cop who runs this hot desert oasis of sin and sand, wants him rubbed out.

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