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By Jerome Weidman,Alistair Cooke

The stirring novel of a boy’s poignant coming of age throughout the Twenties on Manhattan’s decrease East facet

When Benny Kramer’s father got here to the U.S., he was once hungry, broke, and ignorant. passed a banana and advised it was once “American food,” he scarfed it down, peel and all. by the point he died, he used to be no richer, yet a lot wiser, and every thing he realized he imparted to his son. transforming into up on New York’s reduce East aspect among the wars, Benny’s existence used to be simply as chaotic as his neighborhood.


How many younger boys have obvious a guy decapitated through a horse? what percentage recognize blacksmiths who bought twisted up in a a number of murder? what percentage win an elocution contest, merely to determine it used to be rigged by means of the mob? For Benny, those are daily occasions, and he recalls them with the biting wit that made Jerome Weidman essentially the most cherished novelists of his day.

This publication includes a foreword through Alistair Cooke.

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