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To open this book is to enter the perilous, thrilling world of Billy Bathgate, the brazen boy who is accepted into the inner circle of the notorious Dutch Schultz gang. Like an urban Tom Sawyer, Billy takes us along on his fateful adventures as he becomes good-luck charm, apprentice, and finally protege to one of the great murdering gangsters of the Depression-era underworld in New York City.The luminous transformation of fact into fiction that is E. L. Doctorow's trademark comes to triumphant fruition in Billy Bathgate," "a peerless coming-of-age tale and one ofDoctorow's boldest and most beloved bestsellers.

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About the Author

E. L. Doctorow’s novels include The March, City of God, The Waterworks, Welcome to Hard Times, The Book of Daniel, Ragtime, Loon Lake, Lives of the Poets, World’s Fair, and Billy Bathgate. His work has been published in thirty-two languages. Among his honors are the National Book Award, three National Book Critics Circle awards, two PEN/Faulkner awards, the Edith Wharton Citation for Fiction, the William Dean Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal. E. L. Doctorow lives in New York.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307767387
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Doctorow, E. L.
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Publication Date:
20101201
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
294

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