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The bookie"s son

[a novel]

by Andrew Goldstein

  • 266 Want to read
  • 10 Currently reading

Published by (Sixoneseven) Books in Boston, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bookmakers (Gambling),
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAndrew Goldstein
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS
    The Physical Object
    Pagination233 pages :
    Number of Pages233
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26498685M
    ISBN 100984824502
    ISBN 109780984824502
    OCLC/WorldCa793394941

    In this slim, elegant memoir, Sidney Offit -- novelist, teacher, and curator of one of the nation's most prestigious journalism awards -- explores with warmth and humor, the complexities of this extraordinary father-son relationship. As moving as it is unique, "Memoir of the Bookie's Son" is a family portrait that will make you think, make you. Chicago / Homewood S. Western / Ridge Road / At the moment, we are closed to in-store browsing, but there is someone at .

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading Memoir of the Bookie's Son and am surprised to find it only had a 3 star average rating here and no reviews. Sidney Offit, I think, wrote an endearing book about his youth, his family, and his father's choice of occupation. I would have liked for the book to be longer, but it was quite satisfying as it is/5(2).   Blood at the Bookies book. Read 46 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Start by marking “Blood at the Bookies (Fethering, #9)” as Want to Read: He is the son of a Chartered Surveyor and was educated at Dulwich College and Wadham College, Oxford, where he got a first class honours degree in English/5.

    Billy, The Bookie. c Print titled: Lady Bookie. c Tobacco card titled: Joe Elvin, Comedian, As The Cycling Bookie. Lantern at entrance of London's Crockford Club. c Bookmaking Bibliographywith a few key essays, articles and book chapters by or about bookies.   He's been writing The Bookie's Son on and off for 40 years. Paperback: pages Publisher: (sixoneseven) books (May 1, ) Language: .


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The Bookie's Son is a book about the strong bonds of family. A young son feeling like he needs to save his family from harm and at the same time dealing with his coming of age and all that it involves. Ricky really wants his dad's approval and love.

He battles with what he sees going on with his mother and the gangster that they owe money to/5. The Bookie’s Son is his first novel. Review "Goldstein's powerful debut follows the retrospective misadventures of year-old Ricky Davis, the "thin, anemic" son of Pearl, an aging Bronx beauty who once dreamed of silver screen stardom, and Harry, a garment worker with a pernicious gambling habit."/5(83).

The Bookie's Son is his first novel. Editorial Reviews Drawing from his own life, Goldstein's powerful debut follows the retrospective misadventures of year-old Ricky Davis, the "thin, anemic" son of Pearl, an aging Bronx beauty who once dreamed of silver screen stardom, and Harry, a garment worker with a pernicious gambling habit/5(4).

MEMOIR OF THE BOOKIE'S SON is written by Buckley Offit's son Sidney. It is more a son's profile of his father than a memoir. And it is much more than a conventional story of a bookie. Buckley Offit was a singular man - tough as nails, yet loving and devoted to his family, pragmatic and philosophical/5(8).

MEMOIR OF THE BOOKIE'S SON by Sidney Offit ‧ RELEASE DATE: J A journeyman author recounts his coming of age under the guidance of an admirable outlaw father. The title, no less spare than the text, encapsulates it : Sidney Offit. As moving as it is unique, "Memoir of the Bookie's Son" is a family portrait that will make you think, make you laugh, make you cry/5.

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