In the poverty-stricken Bronx, under the dark cloud of the Depression, gangster Dutch Schultz spies a young boy juggling in the street and gives him a ten-spot. From that moment on, brash Billy Bathgate flies under Schultz's crooked wing. With grace and vivid realism, Billy recounts his extraordinary education in crime, love, life, and death in the dazzling and decadent world of a bigtime rackets empire about to crumble. From crooked politicians to Park Avenue socialites, through terror and tenderness, spirited adventure and sobering cruelty, Billy rushes toward adulthood and his triumphant destiny.
This paperback book is in good condition with light spine creases and minor cover wear.