| B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 340pp. | F Need further photos or information? Just use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I’ll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships, POST INCLUDED in the UK, from the bucolic paradise of Peasedown St. John, near Bath in England from a long-established bookseller - your purchase guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! Buying this book means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: 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.
From the Back Cover:
Praise for The Sucker's Kiss
"Alan Parker is a master of historical perspective. In The Sucker's Kiss, he evokes early twentieth-century San Francisco with all the grit and ferment of a West Coast William Kennedy."
- T. C. Boyle
"Alan Parker has written an engaging, entertaining romp. . . . His rogue's story is funny, ebullient, and ultimately poignant."
- Kevin Baker, author of Paradise Alley
"Memo to Writers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild: Please go on strike more often. Why? Well, while you were picketing and protesting, a director and writer, Alan Parker, decided to write a hell of a novel, The Sucker's Kiss. You might expect Sir Alan to take as his territory England, particularly North London. He might have written of highwaymen and he chose instead the forty-eight states. There goes his picaresque hero, Thomas Moran, goaded into pickpocketing by the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. After that the sky is the limit and two oceans his borders."
- Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes
"Triumphant . . . Parker has created a splendid character, an amiable, amoral rogue whom the reader cannot help rooting for."
- Daily Mail (U.K.)
"A gripping, entertaining, and finely wrought story to match the best of his films."
- The Independent on Sunday (U.K.)
"A thrilling and enjoyable read, filmic and brilliantly paced. As you might expect, Parker is a gifted storyteller."
- Scotland on Sunday (U.K.)
"A vivid, colorful, fast-paced, literary, and cinematic work, full of strong characterizations and wonderfully textured prose."
- Nottingham Evening Post (U.K.)
Titel: The Sucker's Kiss
Zustand: Very Good.
Buchbeschreibung Hodder & Stoughton, London, 2003. hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition, First Printing. Dust jacket, white cover and contents in very good clean condition. Dust jacket has been library reinforced and plastic protected. Library numbers on front inside cover. Library sticker on FEP and catalogue page. Ex-Library. Artikel-Nr. 144800
Buchbeschreibung Quality Paperbacks Direct [QPD], 2003. Paperback. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Leans slightly. Artikel-Nr. 111640
Buchbeschreibung Sceptre, 2003. Hardback in Dust Wrapper. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Very Good - in Very Good Dustwrapper. Artikel-Nr. 131510
Buchbeschreibung Sceptre, 2004. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. 352 Seiten kleine Lagerspuren am Buch, Inhalt einwandfrei und ungelesen 232732 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 200 17,2 x 11,0 x 2,6 cm, Taschenbuch. Artikel-Nr. 170549