Monday, 4 April 2016

TOUGH TOWN - JACK KARNEY

"SEX, SIN and CRIME In an EAST SIDE SLUM"

Brutal! Shocking!
Piercingly honest!
BOSTON HERALD


PYRAMID BOOKS 31
SECOND PRINTING FEBRUARY 1952
FIRST PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY WILLIAM MORROW & CO 1946 AS "THE RAGGED EDGE"

the ragged underbelly of Manhatten...

This was Marshall Place, where brothels and dope were as common as pushcarts and peddlers, and the kids were only one step ahead of the Police.

A desperate world of poverty and frustration that led lovely, red-haired Trina to a terrible maturity; that turned slick, fast-talking Blackie into a big-shot gangster, that made Dave, the dreamer, vow to clean up "the whole stinking mess."

Here is a story that might have been taken out of today's headlines; the grim and gutsy truth about hopped-up juvenile gangs, back-room abortions, and pool-room politics. It is one story you won't be able to put down.

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