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Legs | [William Kennedy]

Legs

A fictionalized narrative of the erratic, stylish life and deadly career of notorious 1920s gangster Legs Diamond, told with equivocal disbelief by his attorney, Marcus Gorman.
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Publisher's Summary

Legs inaugurated William Kennedy's cycle of novels set in Albany, New York. True to both life and myth Legs evokes the flamboyant career of the legendary gangster Jack "Legs" Diamond, who was finally murdered in Albany. Through the equivocal eyes of Diamond's attorney, Marcus Gorman (who scraps a promising political career for the elemental excitement of the criminal underworld), we watch as Legs and his showgirl mistress, Kiki Roberts, blaze their gaudy trail across the tabloid pages of the 1920s and 1930s.

As an added bonus, when you purchase any of our Audible Modern Vanguard productions of William Kennedy's books, you'll also get an exclusive Jim Atlas interview added to your library.

This production is part of our Audible Modern Vanguard line, a collection of important works from groundbreaking authors.

©1983 William Kennedy; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Pure literary excitement...easy to read and hard to put down. I enjoyed it from beginning to end and wished it were longer." (Joseph Heller)

“Narrator Joe Barrett’s raspy no-nonsense voice is tangibly matched to the cigarette-smoking, whiskey-drinking toughs of the novel, and his timing with the speakeasy patter is spot-on.” (AudioFile)

"Seductive portrait...a very skillful story, full of bounce and wit." (Newsweek)

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