Alexander Baron The Lowlife

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The Lowlife

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Harryboy is lowlife, scum. But if he leaves the track after the 13th race quids in, everyone will say, There goes Harryboy Boas, King o' the Track. This is an understated study of an East End Jewish gambler that deals subtly with the consuming guilt of those Jews who took no part in the war.

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Alexander Baron wrote an acclaimed trilogy of war novels -- From the City, From the Plough; There's No Home; and The Human Kind -- drawing on his own experiences. The Lowlife was first published in 1963. He died in 1999.

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"A beautifully observed, understated study of an East End Jewish gambler . . ." -- John Williams, The Guardian

"No matter how sordid the situation, how depraved the thoughts and ambitions, the reader compulsively goes along with Harry . . ." -- Books and Bookmen

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