Gangster (Paperback)

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Fleeing his father and a shadowy past, Angelo Vestieri finds a second family in early twentieth-century New Yorks mob and rises to power, as he encounters dangerous betrayals and an abandoned boy in need of a father figure. By the author of Sleepers. Reprint. *Author: Carcaterra, Lorenzo *Publication Date: 2002/07/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 7.00

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Publisher Random House
Mfg Part# 9780345425294
SKU 30963943
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0345425294
Release Date 7/1/2002
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"[S]tunningly obvious.... [E]pically generic..."
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Annotation A Mafia kingpin's protege recounts the story of his boss's life in this classic underworld yarn.
Editors Note Fleeing his father and a shadowy past, Angelo Vestieri finds a second family in early twentieth-century New York's mob and rises to power, as he encounters dangerous betrayals and an abandoned boy in need of a father figure. By the author of Sleepers. Reprint.
Editors Note 2 Love. Violence. Destiny. These powerful themes ricochet through Lorenzo Carcaterra's new novel like bullets from a machine gun. In Gangster, he surpasses even his bestselling Sleepers to create a brutal and brilliant American saga of murder, forgiveness, and redemption.Born in the midst of tragedy and violence and raised in the shadow of a shocking secret, young Angelo Vestieri chooses to flee both his past and his father to seek a second family--the criminals who preside over early 20th century New York. In his bloody rise from soldier to mob boss, he encounters ever more barbaric betrayals--in friendship, in his brutal business, in love-- yet simultaneously comes to understand the meaning of loyalty, the virtue of relationships, and gains a perspective on the lonely, if powerful, life he has chosen.As the years pass, as enemies are made and defeated, as wars are fought and won, the old don meets an abandoned boy who needs a parent as much as protection. By taking Gabe under his wing and teaching him everything he knows, Angelo Vestieri will learn, in the winter of his life, which is greater: his love for the boy he cherishes, or his need to be a gangster and to live by the savage rules he helped create.A sweeping panoramic with riveting characters, a unique understanding of the underworld philosophy, and a relentless pace, Gangster travels through the time of godfathers and goodfellas to our own world of suburban Sopranos. But this is more than just an authentic chronicle of crime. Setting a new standard for this acclaimed author, Gangster is a compassionate portrait of one man's fight against his fate--and an unforgettable epic of a family, a city, a century.From the Hardcover edition.
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