The Man with the Golden Arm Paperback
The Man with the Golden Arm tells the story of Frankie Machine, the golden arm dealer at a back street Chicago gambling den.
Frankie reckons he's a tough guy in the Chicago underworld but finds that he's not tough enough to kick his heroin addiction.
With consummate skill and a finely-tuned ear for the authentic dialogue of the backstreets, Algren lays bare the tragedy and humour of Frankie's world. Features the first UK publication of a foreword by Kurt Vonnegut and an afterword by Studs Terkel.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 480 pages
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 12/01/2005
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781841955612