Billy Bathgate

Author: E. L. Doctorow
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  • : $24.99(AUD)
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  • : 9780241256428
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
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  • : August 2016
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 24.99
  • : September 2016
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  • : E. L. Doctorow
  • : Penguin Modern Classics Ser.
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
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  • : English
  • : 813/.54
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Description

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 prot g 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 of Doctorow's boldest and most beloved bestsellers.

Author description

E. L. Doctorow (1931-2015) was one of America's most accomplished and acclaimed writers. Winner of the National Book Award, three National Book Critics Circle Awards, two PEN/Faulkner Awards, and the National Humanities Medal, he is the author of twelve novels that explored the drama of American life from the late-19th century to the 21st.