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Gangster

(2001)
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Love. Violence. Destiny. These powerful themes ricochet through Lorenzo Carcaterra's new novel like bullets from a machine gun. In Gangster, he surpasses even his bestselling Sleepers to create a brutal and brilliant American saga of murder, forgiveness, and redemption.

Born in the midst of tragedy and violence and raised in the shadow of a shocking secret, young Angelo Vestieri chooses to flee both his past and his father to seek a second family--the criminals who preside over early 20th century New York. In his bloody rise from soldier to mob boss, he encounters ever more barbaric betrayals--in friendship, in his brutal business, in love-- yet simultaneously comes to understand the meaning of loyalty, the virtue of relationships, and gains a perspective on the lonely, if powerful, life he has chosen.

As the years pass, as enemies are made and defeated, as wars are fought and won, the old don meets an abandoned boy who needs a parent as much as protection. By taking Gabe under his wing and teaching him everything he knows, Angelo Vestieri will learn, in the winter of his life, which is greater: his love for the boy he cherishes, or his need to be a gangster and to live by the savage rules he helped create.

A sweeping panoramic with riveting characters, a unique understanding of the underworld philosophy, and a relentless pace, Gangster travels through the time of godfathers and goodfellas to our own world of suburban Sopranos. But this is more than just an authentic chronicle of crime. Setting a new standard for this acclaimed author, Gangster is a compassionate portrait of one man's fight against his fate--and an unforgettable epic of a family, a city, a century.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2001 : USA Hardback
Title: Gangster
Author(s): Lorenzo Carcaterra
ISBN: 0-7838-9499-6 / 978-0-7838-9499-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2001 : USA Hardback
Title: Gangster
Author(s): Lorenzo Carcaterra
ISBN: 0-345-40100-X / 978-0-345-40100-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Paperback Editions

July 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Gangster
Author(s): Lorenzo Carcaterra
ISBN: 0-345-42529-4 / 978-0-345-42529-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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March 2002 : USA Paperback
Title: Gangster
Author(s): Lorenzo Carcaterra
ISBN: 0-345-45954-7 / 978-0-345-45954-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: POCKET BOOKS (SIMO)
Availability: Amazon   

March 2002 : USA Paperback
Title: Gangster
Author(s): Lorenzo Carcaterra
ISBN: 0-7434-1602-3 / 978-0-7434-1602-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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September 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: Gangster
Author(s): Lorenzo Carcaterra
ISBN: 0-7432-0720-3 / 978-0-7432-0720-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Audio Editions

January 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: Gangster
Author(s): Lorenzo Carcaterra
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   

January 2012 : UK Audio edition
Title: Gangster
Author(s): Lorenzo Carcaterra
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Gangster
Author(s): Lorenzo Carcaterra
ISBN: 0-553-52779-7 / 978-0-553-52779-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   

January 2001 : USA Audio CD
Title: Gangster
Author(s): Lorenzo Carcaterra
ISBN: 0-553-71258-6 / 978-0-553-71258-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

July 2002 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Gangster
Author(s): Lorenzo Carcaterra
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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