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The Sucker's Kiss

£3.99

Product description

Having survived the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, Thomas Moran stumbles into a career as a pickpocket at the tender age of seven. Alan Parker's novel traces Thomas's life as the youngster travels all over the USA, in and out of the lives of the richly-drawn characters dreamt up by the author.

Set against the first three decades of twentieth century American history, The Sucker's Kiss begins during the San Francisco earthquake of 1906.

Seven-year-old Thomas Moran finds himself accidentally embarking on a career in pick-pocketing that will eventually take him all over the United States as he grows to manhood and becomes a master of his dubious craft. His picaresque journey takes him through Prohibition and the Depression accompanied by an array of richly drawn characters desperately clutching at the crumbling American Dream: Italian and Chinese gangsters, con-artists, corrupt clergy, speak-easy bootleggers and most importantly Effie, the great love of his life - the woman who tries to save him from himself.

Item details

Author(s):
Parker, Alan, 1944 Feb. 14-
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0340828455
Number of pages:
0

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Having survived the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, Thomas Moran stumbles into a career as a pickpocket at the tender age of seven. Alan Parker's novel traces Thomas's life as the youngster travels all over the USA, in and out of the lives of the richly-drawn characters dreamt up by the author.

Set against the first three decades of twentieth century American history, The Sucker's Kiss begins during the San Francisco earthquake of 1906.

Seven-year-old Thomas Moran finds himself accidentally embarking on a career in pick-pocketing that will eventually take him all over the United States as he grows to manhood and becomes a master of his dubious craft. His picaresque journey takes him through Prohibition and the Depression accompanied by an array of richly drawn characters desperately clutching at the crumbling American Dream: Italian and Chinese gangsters, con-artists, corrupt clergy, speak-easy bootleggers and most importantly Effie, the great love of his life - the woman who tries to save him from himself.

Author(s):
Parker, Alan, 1944 Feb. 14-
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0340828455
Number of pages:
0

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