Hard city

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Dutton, 1990 - Fiction - 513 pages
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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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Howard's 19th book is a tour de force. Based on his own life, it tells the story of Richie, a street kid with a junkie mother and bootlegger father in Chicago in the years following Prohibition ... Read full review

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