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Billy Bathgate: A Novel



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Author
Doctorow, E. L.
Descriptors
Award Winners
Coming-of-Age
Gangsters
General Fiction
Historical Fiction-American
Literate Fiction
Social Criticism
Location/Setting:
New York (City) - The Bronx
Time Period:
1930s
20th Century
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Summary
Having grown up poor but ambitious on the Bronx's Bathgate Ave. during the Depression, Billy becomes educated in the ways of the world as a gangster-in-training by Dutch Schultz.
Critique
Nice sense of moral ambiguity. A pleasure to read. Highly entertaining. A penetrating, convincing, and haunting tale of the vicious underside of American life. Recommend. National Book Critics Circle Award—Fiction, 1991.
ISBN
0816148996
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# of Pages
445
Published
1989
Formats
Large Print
Reviewer's Initials: BR RW DO


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