Billy Bathgate by E.L. Doctorow is a 323-page hardcover published by Random House New York , 1989. The dust jacket has some minor shelf wear. Inside, the book has some minor bumping to the spine. The pages are clean and bright and the binding is tight.
Open this book and enter through his own words the perilous, thrilling world of Billy Bathgate, the brazen boy who has insinuated himself into the inner circle of the notorious Dutch Schultz gang to become good-luck charm, apprentice, and finally protege to one of the great murdering gangsters of his time. Like an urban Tom Sawyer in a world of horrors, Billy has come down from the tenement streets of the East Bronx to live in the glamorously evil Depression underworld that Schultz has created. In a prose that astonishes with its lyric intensity, Billy makes us intimates of his fateful adventures within the world of Dutch Schultz.ISBN: 0-394-52529-9