Cuddles Houlihan got clipped by the vodka bottle as it exited the pneumatic tube. . . ." With that bottle we enter Bandbox, a hugely successful magazine of the 1920s, run by bombastic Jehoshaphat "Joe" Harris. Harris's most ambitious protégé ("the bastard son he never had") has just defected to run the competition, plunging Bandbox into a newsstand death struggle. The magazine's fight for survival will soon involve a sabotaged fiction contest, the vice squad, a subscriber's kidnapping, and a film-actress cover subject who makes the heroines of Chicago look like the girls next door. While Harris and his magazine careen from comic crisis to make-or-break calamity, the reader races from skyscraper to speakeasy.

Thomas Mallon has given us a madcap romp of a book that brilliantly portrays Manhattan in the gaudiest American decade of them all.

Genre: General Fiction

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Used availability for Thomas Mallon's Bandbox

Hardback Editions

June 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bandbox
Author(s): Thomas Mallon
ISBN: 0-7862-6560-4 / 978-0-7862-6560-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bandbox: A Novel
Author(s): Thomas Mallon
ISBN: 0-375-42116-5 / 978-0-375-42116-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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Paperback Editions

January 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bandbox (Harvest Book)
Author(s): Thomas Mallon
ISBN: 0-15-602997-9 / 978-0-15-602997-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harvest Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Bandbox: A Novel
Author(s): Thomas Mallon
Publisher: Pantheon
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