Iron Will of Shoeshine Cats (Paperback)

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My favorite novel of the year, The Iron Will of Shoeshine Cats is a fast paced ‘coming of age while mentored by a Jewish mobster reminiscent of Meyer Lansky’ story. It takes place in New York in the early 60s and conjures the time and setting with a touch of nostalgia and an eye for all the right details. No Holden Caulfield-esque whining for young Russell Newhouse, our brash streetwise narrator. Sure he has reasons to complain but he’s too busy learning how to run a criminal syndicate to waste time on that. Pitch perfect and engaging, The Iron Will of Shoeshine Cats is a great book that deserves to find a wide audience.

— Matt, Los Angeles



Product Details
ISBN: 9781444756104
Publisher: Mulholland
Publication Date: April 2012