The Real McCoy

The Real McCoy

Format
Paperback
Price
$22.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780452284418
  • 336 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult

Overview

From Darin Strauss, the bestselling author of Chang and Eng (A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year), comes the unforgettable story of “Kid” McCoy: boxer, jewel thief, scam artist, and the most married man in America. A fascinating mirror of the tumultuous backdrop of America at the turn of the century, The Real McCoy is “a muscular and entertaining novel about lies, scams, flimflams, and the inconvenience of truth” (GQ)
The Real McCoy

The Real McCoy

Darin Strauss

Awards

NYPL Books to Remember – winner
New York Times Notable Book – winner

Praise

“Our byword for honesty may be built on a lie, and in Strauss’s capable hands, thereby hangs quite a tale…McCoy himself is the novel’s greatest accomplishment: a made-up figure, a fiction and, for all that, completely real.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Darin Strauss is one of America’s handful of young, great novelists…If his debut was a carnival, this is a World’s Fair. It’s that ambitious, that fun.” —The Austin Chronicle

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