Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Subway to California (Hardback)
  • Subway to California (Hardback)
zoom

Subway to California (Hardback)

(author)
£16.99
Hardback 386 Pages / Published: 24/06/2014
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
In 1961, the Di Priscos fled Brooklyn--and the FBI. The father was a gambler and bookmaker, and agents chased him into the Long Island woods because he was implicated in police corruption. At thirty-five he escaped to a strange place called California, where his wife and two of her four sons joined him. One member of the family graduated high school, and he would make book of a different sort. Joe didn't seem called to a life of crime, but evidence is mixed. Once he was Brother Joseph in a Catholic novitiate, but later he was named prime suspect in a racketeering investigation. During Vietnam he seized his college administration building, and then played blackjack around the world, staked by big-money backers. He managed Italian restaurants with laughable ineptitude, but also did graduate study and taught for twenty years. Eventually Joe buries his unstable, manipulative, and beautiful mother and his brothers, including his heroin-addicted younger brother. Later, he cares for his father with Alzheimer's. By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, Subway to California recounts Joe's battles with personal demons, bargains struck with angels, and truces with family in this richly colorful tale that reads like great fiction.

Publisher: Rare Bird Books
ISBN: 9781940207353
Number of pages: 386
Weight: 553 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 28 mm

You may also be interested in...

Everything I Know About Love
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Hardback
The Little Book of Bob
Added to basket
Step By Step
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Battle Scars
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.00
Hardback
My Name'5 Doddie
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Made In Scotland
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
We Need to Weaken the Mixture
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
First Man In
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Hardback
This is Going to Hurt
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Adventures of a Young Naturalist
Added to basket
Educated
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Secret Barrister
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback
The Tour According to G
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.00
Hardback
Tina Turner: My Love Story (Official Autobiography)
Added to basket
The Choice
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.