Bill Hope: His Story by Clifford BrowderBill Hope: His Story by Clifford Browder

Bill Hope: His Story

byClifford BrowderContribution byAnna Faktorovich

Paperback | May 17, 2017

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New York City, 1870s: From his cell in the gloomy prison known as the Tombs, young Bill Hope spills out in a torrent of words the story of his career as a thief and other adventures. The second novel in the Metropolis series. Bill discusses his experiences as a pickpocket and shoplifter; his scorn for snitches and bullies; his brutal treatment at Sing Sing and escape from another prison in a coffin; his forays into brownstones and polite society; his brief career on the stage playing himself; his loyalty to a man who has befriended him but may be trying to kill him; and his sojourn among the “loonies” in a madhouse, from which he emerges to face betrayal and death threats, and possible involvement in a murder. In the course of his adventures he learns how slight the difference is between criminal and law-abiding, insane and sane, vice and virtue—a lesson that reinforces what he learned on the streets.  Driving him throughout is a fierce desire for better, a yearning to leave the crooked life behind, and a persistent and undying hope.

Clifford Browder is a writer living in New York. He has published a critical study of the Surrealist author André Breton, and biographies of the Wall Street financier Daniel Drew and the notorious abortionist Madame Restell. His novel The Pleasuring of Men (Gival Press, 2011) is the first in his Metropolis series of historical novels...
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Title:Bill Hope: His StoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:158 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.37 inPublished:May 17, 2017Publisher:Anaphora Literary PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1681143054

ISBN - 13:9781681143057

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