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Joey Dee Gets Wise

(1991)
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Newsday
A novel of Little Italy about the power its women hold over the destiny of a man whom the Mafia has marked for murder- and by extension the hidden resources of women.

The Washington Times

Joey Dee Gets Wise is a funny, profoundly disturbing novel by Louisa Ermelino. It is the story of life in New York's Little italy- a life led by the minor mobsters and the people they control- written by someone who grew up there. Ermelino's talent lies in her ear for language and her eye for the details of everyday life in the neighborhood: the old women sitting on the park bench, watching, mumbling curses and commenting on the behavior of their neighbors, the smell of foaming espresso, and the secret whispers of a compromised mother.

    

Praise for this book

"A stunning debut - and so funny too." - Fay Weldon


Used availability for Louisa Ermelino's Joey Dee Gets Wise

Hardback Editions

January 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: Joey Dee Gets Wise: A Novel of Little Italy
Author(s): Louisa Ermelino
ISBN: 0-312-05451-3 / 978-0-312-05451-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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Paperback Editions

May 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Joey Dee Gets Wise
Author(s): Louisa Ermelino
ISBN: 0-7582-0330-6 / 978-0-7582-0330-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
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Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Joey Dee Gets Wise
Author(s): Louisa Ermelino
Publisher: Prince Street Publishing
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