Bobby Gold

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Canongate Crime, 2002 - Gangsters - 120 pages
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Ten slices from the life of Bobby Gold; by night, the security chief of a mobbed-up New York City nightclub, by day, a reluctant bonebreaker and enforcer for Eddie Fish - his old college roommate, and best friend. Emerging from the "gladiator school" environment of an upstate prison with an imposing physique and a reputation for skilled brutality, Bobby's a lonely, guilt-ridden child inside a hulking body. He views the grim work of coercion, assault and even murder as jobs to be done with a craftsman's work ethic and with a minimum of force. However, the technician's pride in a job done well is failing him, his friend and protector Eddie is getting flakier and flakier and worst of all, he's falling in love with Nicole, a reckless and self-destructive female line-cook who"s been around the block a few times.Following on from his two superb novels, Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo, Anthony Bourdain has produced another stunning book of crime fiction.

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User Review  - MissTeacher - LibraryThing

No nonsense and to the point, Bourdain triumphs in making his characters real and relateable, and in turning his gruff murderous hitman of a main character into someone you're constantly rooting for ... Read full review

Review: The Bobby Gold Stories

User Review  - Kataklicik - Goodreads

Kinda dark. I'm iffy about this one - not the usual witty fare that you expect of Bourdain. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Anthony Bourdain is the author of Bone in the Throat, Gone Bamboo, and the non-fiction memoir/deranged rant, Kitchen Confidential. He has been a professional chef for over two decades. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Times, The Observer, Scotland on Sunday, The Face, Limb by Limb, Black Book and The Independent. He is a contributing authority for Food Arts magazine. He lives in New York City with his wife, Nancy.

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