Hard city

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Dutton, 1990 - Fiction - 513 pages
7 Reviews
In 1950s Chicago, twelve-year-old Richie, whose mother is a heroin addict, sets out to find his bootlegger, ex-con father--a search that leads him into the boxing ring and uncovers the secret of his parents' past

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User Review  - Steven Howard - Goodreads

A gut-wrenching, powerful story of a pre-teen and teenager who survives the streets of Chicago, Charleytown Reform "school", and the angst of living as a "Yankee" outsider when he returns to the town ... Read full review

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User Review  - Plf - Goodreads

I bought this from a bargain book table at a local bookstore. It then stayed in my bookcase for years while I wondered why I ever bought it. When I finally decided to read it or get rid of it, I was ... Read full review

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