Sweet Money Girl/Life and Death of a Tough Guy
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Sweet Money Girl/Life and Death of a Tough Guy by Benjamin Appel
Book DescriptionSWEET MONEY GIRL Hortense is a cynic. Love is great and all that, but it's money that makes the world go round. Maxie is in love with Hortense. She won't give him the time of day, but he knows if he can just put together a big real estate deal, she'll be his--at least for awhile. One night, Maxie introduces Hortense to Hugh, his best friend, who also falls in love with her. Hugh is a realist, willing to take Hortense on her own terms. This is the story of three lives that collide one December in New York City--Hortense, the dance instructor who knows how to look out for number one; Maxie, the mamma's boy who just wants his shot at happiness; and Hugh, who wrecks it for all of them. LIFE AND DEATH OF A TOUGH GUY Joey Kasow is a skinny Jewish kid growing up in the 1920's in Hell's Kitchen. Tormented by the Irish thugs in the neighborhood, he eventually gains their begrudging respect and is allowed to join their gang, the Badgers. Joey grows up tough. He knows he's got to take whatever is dished out to him to stay in the gang. He learns how to inflict pain--he learns how to kill. And gradually he works his way up the ladder to become the Spotter's enforcer. He is now Joey Case. But Joey can't escape his past, falling in love with innocent young Sadie Madofsky, his refuge from the brutal world around him. All Joey wants is to get ahead--but the Spotter has other plans for him.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781933586267
Paperback / softback
(216mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Stark House Press
Publisher: Stark House Press
Publish Date: 10-May-2016
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Benjamin Appel
Brain Guy / Plunder, Paperback / softback (May 2016)» View all books by Benjamin Appel
Two novels that earmark the varied career of Benjamin Appel. Brain Guy is the story of a young gangster on the rise in Hell's Kitchen, where the author grew up. It was his first novel. Plunder is set in post-WWII Manila and is the story of two GI hustlers set loose on the Philippines.
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