The Innocent Gunman

By: Lacroix, Jean-Paul (translated from the French by Hugh Shelley)

Price: $35.00

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [minor shelfwear, spine a bit turned; jacket quite nice, would rate Near Fine but for the somewhat clumsy price-clipping (which removes just a tiny corner of the jacket flap text)]. Comic novel about "FiƩrot Le Pou" (get it?), a gangster who "had risen -- over forty years and via Sing Sing and Alcatraz -- to control PRA, the largest criminal combine in France." Yep, he's a big shot, all right, but he's also got a big problem: his only son, Frankie, despite being "born with a silver flick-knife in his fingers and with all the promise of a golden future as a killer," wants no part of the family business, having designs on becoming a poet and a schoolmaster. His old man decides to break his spirit by sending him for "training" in Marseilles, Palermo, London and New York, and Gallic hilarity ensues. Published in France in 1954 as "Le Gangster aux Etoiles."

Title: The Innocent Gunman

Author: Lacroix, Jean-Paul (translated from the French by Hugh Shelley)

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj) Mara

Categories: Fiction: International,

Edition: 1st U.K. edition

Publisher: London, Elek Books: 1957

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj

Seller ID: 21167

Keywords: France Gangsters