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Billy Bathgate M/TV
Billy Bathgate M/TV
Author: E. L. Doctorow
In 1930's New York, Billy Bathgate, a fifteen-year-old high-school dropout, has captured the attention of infamous gangster Dutch Schultz, who lures the boy into his world of racketeering. The product of an East Bronx upbringing by his half-crazy Irish Catholic mother, after his Jewish father left them long ago, Billy is captivated by the world ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061003318
ISBN-10: 006100331X
Publication Date: 11/1991
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3.1 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 2
I couldn't put this book down. I read it the first time when it was originally published and it was just as good, or better the second time. D. L. Doctorow is a marvelous author and actually paints visual images with his long, run-on sentences. A good read about a teenage boy who becomes a part-time operative in Dutch Schultz's gang in the l930's. Loved it!!
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Helpful Score: 1
Fascinating portrait of a past era. A great character portrait.
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