Live by Night

Live by Night

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Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world.

Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's… (more)

Editorial reviews (6 reviews)

Lehane has become such a master at crime fiction that he can make a character who’s barely around for two or three pages seem like a star part, and he can bring two characters together and instantly establish convincing grounds for a lifelong enmity or sexual obsession.

With a rich cast of underworld characters, dialogue as sharp as a prison yard shank and a melancholic sense of irony, "Live by Night" proves to be one of the most purely enjoyable novels of this fall.

An Irish boy from Boston becomes a man dealing with Italian gangsters, Southern Klansmen and Cuban freedom fighters. It’s an original story, and it’s truly American.

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Book Details  

Publisher: William Morrow (October 02, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 416 pages

File size: 896 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2013 winner

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