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The sucker's kiss

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Product description

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
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2003
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0340828455
ISBN-13:
9780340828458
Number of pages:
340
Publisher:
Sceptre

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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
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2003
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0340828455
ISBN-13:
9780340828458
Number of pages:
340
Publisher:
Sceptre

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