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.




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