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Orphaned when his father, a powerful South Philadelphia mob boss, is killed in a car crash, Peter Flood tries to avoid the family business. His cousin Michael, however, seeks a career in crime. This is an absorbing narrative of fratricidal betrayal by the National Book Award-winning author of Paris Trout.
©1991 Pete Dexter (P)1991 HarperCollins Publishers

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"Gripping." (Publishers Weekly)
"Chilling....Dexter...is adept at portraying those on the fringes of the mob who are sucked into its fury. His characters are unsavory but convincing, his action vicious." (Library Journal)

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  • DeePhilly
  • 20-07-19

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Pete Dexter has a similar style to John Steinbeck. This book did not disappoint. It was blunt, and thought provoking and raw at times.