The Real McCoy

The Real McCoy

Book - 2002
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Penguin Putnam
The New York Times Book Review called Chang and Eng, Darin Strauss's extraordinary debut novel, "a spirited story of heroic longing." Joyce Carol Oates called it "a remarkable first novel...one of the most riskily imagined and successfully realized novels I've read in years." Now this uncommonly gifted storyteller brings us another strikingly original novel.

Are you the Real McCoy?

Loosely based on the real life of a turn-of-the-century icon and charlatan, The Real McCoy introduces a character like no other in recent contemporary fiction. "Kid" McCoy was a man of many talents and faces: championship boxer, jewel thief, scam artist, and grifter extraordinaire. Unfolding against the tumultuous backdrop of history, his story becomes a fascinating mirror of the times as he moves from city to city in pursuit of the next con, always living life as he becomes a legend and a symbol of all that's true in America. An audacious and unforgettable novel about identity, illusion, and the search for love, The Real McCoy is bound to become another literary sensation.

Baker & Taylor
An intriguing second novel based on the life of turn-of-the-century icon and charlatan "Kid" McCoy follows the audacious, irrepressible championship boxer, jewel thief, scam artist, and womanizer from city to city in pursuit of his next con, living life to the fullest along the way. By the author of Chang and Eng. 50,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Loosely based on the real life of a turn-of-the-century icon and charlatan, The Real McCoy introduces a character like no other in recent contemporary fiction. "Kid" McCoy was a man of many talents and faces: championship boxer, jewel thief, scam artist, and one of the most married men in America. Unfolding against the tumultuous backdrop of history, his story becomes a fascinating mirror of the times as he becomes a legend and a symbol of all that's true in America. An audacious and unforgettable novel about identity, illusion, and the accomplishment of lifelong love, The Real McCoy is bound to become another literary sensation from Darin Strauss.

Baker
& Taylor

A novel based on the life of turn-of-the-century charlatan "Kid" McCoy follows the audacious championship boxer, jewel thief, scam artist, and womanizer from city to city in pursuit of his next con, living life to the fullest along the way.

Publisher: New York : Dutton, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780525946519
0525946519
Branch Call Number: FICTION STRAU...D

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