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Lorenzo Carcaterra

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Fact or fiction? As you'd expect from a former reporter on the New York Daily News, this story of a tough childhood on New York's meanest streets is written in a muscular prose style which pulls no punches. As a boy, in the 1960s, Carcaterra and his three closest friends enjoyed running wild through mob-controlled mid-Manhattan. It all seemed like exhilarating fun until one prank went too far and a man died. The four boys were sent to a reformatory school where rape and beating were routine. Two of them turned to a life of crime; another became a Prosecutor in a District Attorney's office. Carcaterra forged a living from tabloid journalism. They were reunited in court when the two criminals shot dead one of the former tormentors and the four grown men joined forces to claim justice for the violation of their childhood. (Kirkus UK)
An unforgettable true story of friendship, loyalty and revenge. They were four boys who shared everything - the laughter and bruises of an impoverished upbringing in New York's West Side. Then one of their pranks misfired - a man nearly died and they were sent away to a reformatory school. Then they suffered the worst abuse the guards could inflict on them. They were forever scarred by their experiences. Eleven years later:two of them became killers for the mob. They met the ringleader of the guards who abused them - and shot him dead in front of several witnesses. No one thought they would see the outside of a prison again - but the four friends banded together once more and in one last, audacious stand brought their own vengeance to the courtroom.


Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: April 1996
First published: April 1996
Authors: Lorenzo Carcaterra
Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 373
Edition: Reissue
ISBN-13: 978-0-09-962871-2
Categories: Books > Fiction > True stories
Books > Fiction > True stories > Crime
LSN: 0-09-962871-6
Barcode: 9780099628712

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