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The Man with the Golden Arm

Algren, Nelson, Welsh, Irvine, Vonnegut, Kurt, Terkel, Studs
Format: Paperback
Publisher: CANONGATE BOOKS LTD (Canongate Canons)
Published: July 5, 2012
ISBN: 9780857864178
512 pages

£12.00

Frankie Machine, a veteran of the Second World War, returns to Chicago’s Northwest side with a morphine habit. Nicknamed the ‘kid with the golden arm’, Frankie is an aspiring drummer by day and an illicit card-dealer by night. In Molly, an old flame, he sees the chance for redemption, for hard work and success – but the demons that chase Frankie are not quite ready to let go.

Nelson Algren’s critically acclaimed and enormously powerful novel probes the lives of the displaced and dispossessed of post-war America.

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