Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob

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W. W. Norton & Company
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6.1 X 8.9 X 1.1 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author
Russell Shorto is the best-selling author of The Island at the Center of the World, Amsterdam, and Revolution Song, and a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine. He lives in Cumberland, Maryland.
Smalltime is a big pleasure--an emotionally astute, deeply personal work of family and cultural history.--Tom Perrotta, author of The Leftovers and Mrs. Fletcher
Shorto presents a fascinating institutional history of small-town organized crime and a moving family saga with equal amounts of detail and heart. Mob history lovers will especially enjoy this colorful account.
This immersive, poignant memoir reminds us all to question the stories and myths we've grown up with. These pages are both gritty and elegiac, tense and tender, embodying the contradictions at the heart of all families. A deeply satisfying read.--Christopher Castellani, author of Leading Men
Shorto tells us the story of a small-town, smalltime mob, but, much more than that, the story of an American family over three generations. By turns tender, poignant, and unsparing.--Kevin Baker, author of The Big Crowd
Russell Shorto, one of our most celebrated narrative historians, is expert at mining history for fascinating gems, but here it's as if he breaks through into his own heart.--Francisco Goldman, author of Say Her Name
A compelling memoir, one that reads with the forward momentum of a good novel. A splendid book in every way.--Jay Parini, author of Borges and Me