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The Short End of the Stick and other stories
The Short End of the Stick and other stories Author:Irving Shulman Irving Shulman's first novel was about the street gangs in the area in Brooklyn where he grew up. It was an instant best seller and even today remains a sociological classic. The Big Brokers, his third has been called by many the best novel about the underworld. — The Short End of the Stick is his only published collection of short fiction. These... more » nine stories, many of novella lenght, display the entire scope of his material. Each offers a unique and highly individual look at a segment of experience- caught mercilessly, ruthlessly explored, and with overtones that echo long after the reader has reached the end of the last page.
Published 1959. This Pocket Book edition 1968« less