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A Nickel for the Boatman

Carol Luter Milot

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ISBN 10: 1467038377 / ISBN 13: 9781467038379
Published by AuthorHouse, 2011
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: A Nickel for the Boatman

Publisher: AuthorHouse

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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Miami was roaring in the 1920 s not only with boat loads of bootleg whiskey and snow birds seeking warmer climes but also relocated families like Eddie s who had left generational homes to forge a new life among Miami s up and comers It was a city of temptation and excitement of Prohibition and the beginnings of commercial flight Eddie the only child of preoccupied parents a social climbing mother and distant reticent father feels trapped under the thumb of nuns and priests in a strict Catholic school Then Manny Silver appears and Eddie s life changes forever In the hulking fastidious mobster he finds a surrogate father and mentor with a soft spot for the teenager But there are difficulties Eddie is torn between his desire for the adult pleasures and freedom Manny offers and the straight path defined by the moral principles of Father Horka his spiritual guide who tries to watch over him In this place and time where the ordinary the infamous and the famous met on a single stage Eddie grows up Set against the backdrop of the most beautiful and untamed places of the era Eddie discovers the complexities of friendship betrayal guilt and loss

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