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Tough Luck
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date December 1, 2002
Pages 248
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375727115
ISBN-10 0375727116
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $12.00
§As reported by publisher says people who bought this book also bought:
Twisted City | The Smack: A Novel | Fake I.D.
Summaries and Reviews
Helping out a customer at the fish market by placing bets for him, young Mickey Prada discovers that he has become the target of a bookie out to get money out of him for the losing bets and joins forces with his best friend, Chris, on a caper--aimed at regaining his lost funds--that backfires, leaving Mickey and Chris stranded in Brooklyn targeted by an enemy that wants them dead. Original. 25,000 first printing. description: Product Description: WINNER: Barry Award for Best Paperback Original

FINALIST: Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original

Mickey Prada's a nice kid. He works hard at a neighborhood seafood market in Brooklyn putting fish on ice. He's got a nice girlfriend. He even delayed college a year, to help his sick dad. But Mickey's got a problem. A customer at the fish store, Angelo Santoro, keeps asking Mickey to place bets for him and Angelo keeps losing. As Angelo gets further in the hole, his bad luck is turning out to be Mickey's too.
Now Mickey's got his bookie after him and Angelo's showing him the butt of his pistol rather than paying him back. So when his best friend, Chris, asks Mickey to join him on a can't-lose caper, Mickey decides to go along. But, surefire schemes often have a way of backfiring, and this one is sending Mickey into an uncharted part of Brooklyn, where fish like Chris and Mickey have trouble just staying alive.

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9781843445272 | details & prices | 192 pages | List price $15.95
About: WINNER: Barry Award for Best Paperback OriginalFINALIST: Anthony Award for Best Paperback OriginalMickey Prada's a nice kid.
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9781842430958 | details & prices | 256 pages | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.28 lbs | List price $11.45
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from Vintage Books (December 1, 2002)
9780375727115 | details & prices | 248 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $12.00
About: After helping out a customer at the fish market by placing bets for him, young Mickey Prada finds himself the target of a bookie who is out to get money from him for the losing bets.

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