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THE POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE

Patrick, Vincent

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ISBN 10: 0872235351 / ISBN 13: 9780872235359
Published by New York Seaview Books (1979)., 1979
Hardcover
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The basis for the highly successful film. Fine in slightly rubbed d/w (pc). 1st edition. Binding is cl.sp.bds. Bookseller Inventory # 005988

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Title: THE POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE

Publisher: New York Seaview Books (1979).

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: F.

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Synopsis:

Charlie and Paulie consider themselves "family" even though they are only fifth cousins. Neither of them is 100 percent legitimate but they are not heavy thieves either. They beat the system as best they can with the various inside hustles of New York City's bar and restaurant scene. Charlie, managing a Village restaurant at age thirty-five, needs one shot to realize his dream of owning his own place in rural New England. Meanwhile, he's just a jump ahead of two shylocks and into the worst streak of losing horses he has ever gone through. Paulie is only a five-foot-three-inch waiter but he thinks big. Very image conscious, he even tips toll booth attendants. And he went into hock to become part owner of a "turrow bed" racehorse. Now he has an idea for one foolproof burglary that will solve all his problems for good, and he enlists Charlie in his scheme. The third member of the team is Barney. A semi-retired locksmith and safecracker from the Bronx, Barney has a retarded son and is willing to take one last gamble to provide for his future. A clean break-in, a three-way split, and each of their dreams will come true. Maybe. Before it's over, they find themselves relentlessly hunted by both the Mafia "wise guys" and the police. And each of them grasps for survival in a different way. Acutely realistic yet wondrously funny, The Pope of Greenwich Village captures the speech, the scams, the flavor, the dread, and the humor of ordinary people scrambling to make it big in a neighborhood that prides itself on creating and enforcing its own laws.

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Vincent Patrick has a work background appropriate for a novelist’s book jacket. Born in the Bronx, New York, he finished both high school and engineering college at night and has had a remarkable range of jobs. He’s been a door-to-door Bible salesman, bartender, restaurant owner, Standard-bred Pacer owner, vice-president of an engineering consulting firm, teacher in a community college (writing fiction in the off-hours from his late teens.) After the publication of this, his first novel, he wrote screenplays for many years, including the script for the movie, The Pope of Greenwich Village (with Micky Rouark and Eric Roberts) and for the movie of his second novel, Family Business (Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman and Mathew Broderick, Directed by Sidney Lumet).

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Charles Seluzicki, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA was established in the late 70's in Baltimore, Maryland. At that time, first specializing exclusively in poetry, we started our Fine Press Series and have published fine press books and broadsides by notable poets and writers: Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, Charles Simic, Tess Gallagher, Czeslaw Milosz, Mark Strand and a host of others. Projects by Charles Simic and Robert Lowell are in the works. Visitors are welcome by appointment.

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