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The Iron Will of Shoeshine Cats

The Iron Will of Shoeshine Cats

It’s New York, 1963, and college student Russell Newhouse has just made the acquaintance of notorious Jewish gangster Shoeshine Cats.
Cats wants a tiny favour. And – for his own reasons – he also wants to educate Russell in the world of crime, cops and the gritty reality of life on the edge.
Russell knows a lot about books, a bit about girls, and nothing at all about the mob.

That’s about to change.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 12th April 2012

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781444756111


THE IRON WILL OF SHOESHINE CATS just may be the best book you never read. Think The Godfather on laughing gas, or Catch-22 with guns. It's also as good a novel about life in the 60s as you'll ever pick up. Witty, sexy, thrilling, and all story. You can't put the damn thing down. If you're still one of the blessed who reads for pleasure, get this book, because it's a pleasure to read.
Stephen King
A vibrant, hilarious addition to the genre of mob tragicomedy....his snappy, concise prose and dialogue is on par with Raymond Chandler.
<i>Publishers Weekly</i>
The best book I've read this year is out! Haven't read any good fiction lately? Go out and buy The Iron Will of Shoeshine Cats, and don't blame me when you don't get anything done for two days.
Jonathan Evison
In this smart and surprisingly poignant gangster story, Hesh Kestin peppers the stew with an unusual blend that's part American Graffiti, part Sopranos and part The Chosen.
Julie Salamon, author of <i>The Devil's Candy</i> and <i>Hospital</i>