Mafia Summer: A Novel

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Bloomsbury USA, Jun 13, 2006 - Fiction - 400 pages
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"It just may be the perfect summer book."--New York Post

One a Sicilian Hell's Kitchen gang leader, the other a sickly but brilliant Orthodox Jewish boy who lives next door, Vinny Vesta and Sidney Butcher meet on a fire escape during the blistering New York City summer of 1950. Their friendship develops over the course of a summer that will change Vinny's fortunes forever, at a cost he could never have imagined. Based on a true story, Mafia Summer brilliantly captures a pivotal moment in Mafia history and in the lives of the teenagers caught up by the Mob.

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User Review  - jcopenha - LibraryThing

Not a great mafia book. The only other mafia fiction I've read is from Mario Puzo though so maybe I've got too high of a standard. The characters were bland. There was no suspense. Nothing that really drew me into the story. Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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