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The Ballad of the Low Lifes

Remmert, Enrico;Botsford, Aubrey

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ISBN 10: 1592640540 / ISBN 13: 9781592640546
Published by Toby Pr, New Milford, Connecticut, U.S.A., 2004
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RARE Advance Reader's Copy-Uncorrected Proof-Not For Sale. 1st Edition-Stated. No # line but has to be a 1st Printing since this is an ARC. New copy. Never read. Trade paperback format. BEAUTIFUL copy of book and cover. COLLECTOR'S COPY. Bookseller Inventory # 001473

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Title: The Ballad of the Low Lifes

Publisher: Toby Pr, New Milford, Connecticut, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: 1st Edition

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Meet Vittorio and Milo, two young grifters living by their wits in modern Turin, getting by on petty scams and swindles. The two young men have kept an idea in a back drawer for years, the Big C - the Big Con. They're sure it will make them rich, but so far they haven't been able to get it off the ground. Enter Milo's uncle Grissino, a con-man with years of experience. He immediately grasps the potential of the Big C and joins the enterprise. Along with Cristina, Milo's girlfriend and the object of Vittorio's hopeless passion, the four set out to prove that "the great Western economy has a protective net around it, but the holes are very big and it can be penetrated if you use a little imagination."
Currently in production as a film, the novel is an ironic picture of life among the lowlifes - adrift, opportunist, and alienated.

About the Author:

ENRICO REMMERT was born in 1966 in Turin, Italy, where he still lives and works. He has published numerous stories in literary anthologies and magazines in Italy and abroad. His first novel, Rossenotti, won the Tuscania and Chianciano prizes and has been translated into several languages. The Ballad of the Low Lifes is his second novel.

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