PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book (nominee)
In this novel of superbly stylized fragments of memory, Sorrentino captures the grit of golden-era Brooklyn. Each episode, affectingly textured with naked detail, is followed by the narrator's deeper, more subjective climb down to the very bones of pure, poetic recollection. The reader, as though privy to a penetrating pyschological confession, accompanies the narrator, ferreting out the gristle and unconventional beauty found among the scrappy immigrant boys, hard-drinking blue-collar stiffs, and poor, sexy, and magenta-lipped women who inhabit the novel.
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Used availability for Gilbert Sorrentino's Little Casino
May 2002 : USA Paperback
November 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition