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The Mitt Man

Taylor, Mel

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ISBN 10: 0688160948 / ISBN 13: 9780688160944
Edité par Morrow, 1999
Etat : Fine Couverture rigide
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First Edition (first printing). The first novel by this Loa Angeles author, the story of a small-time New Orleans hustler in the late 1920s. Fine/Fine. Signed by Taylor on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 2097

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Titre : The Mitt Man

Éditeur : Morrow

Date d'édition : 1999

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : 1st Edition.

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Synopsis :

The Mitt Man is a tour de force by a first-time novelist with a distinctive voice, a flawless way with words, and an acute sense of character and setting.

Expertly evoking black life in the South in the late 1920s, The Mitt Man begins with the picaresque tale of a small-time New Orleans hustler named King Fish. This man is better at preaching than picking pockets, and it is getting caught while trying to lift the wallet of a wealthy white man that sets him on the path to his destiny(a complex road that leads him from the pavement to the pulpit and, ultimately, to the penitentiary. Once in jail, King Fish meets a brash young slickster from New York named Jimmie Lamar. King Fish decides that Jimmie is the perfect pupil for his lessons in the art of the con game(and together they devise a brilliant swindle for Jimmie to take to the streets of Harlem. But when he arrives in New York, young Jimmie gets much more than he bargained for. . . .

Set in the world of gospel choirs and chain gangs, echoing with the cadences of Elmer Gantry and Father Divine, this extraordinary book explores the dodgy realm where grifters get religion, reverends get rich, and a perfect scam might just pay off in salvation.

About the Author:

Mel Taylor lives in Los Angeles. This is his first novel.

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