The Real McCoy
A NovelBook - 2002
The New York Times Book Reviewcalled Chang and Eng, Darin Strauss's extraordinary debut novel, "a spirited story of heroic longing." Joyce Carol Oates called it "a remarkable first novel...one of the most riskily imagined and successfully realized novels I've read in years." Now this uncommonly gifted storyteller brings us another strikingly original novel. Are you the Real McCoy? Loosely based on the real life of a turn-of-the-century icon and charlatan, The Real McCoyintroduces a character like no other in recent contemporary fiction. "Kid" McCoy was a man of many talents and faces: championship boxer, jewel thief, scam artist, and grifter extraordinaire. Unfolding against the tumultuous backdrop of history, his story becomes a fascinating mirror of the times as he moves from city to city in pursuit of the next con, always living life as he becomes a legend and a symbol of all that's true in America. An audacious and unforgettable novel about identity, illusion, and the search for love, The Real McCoyis bound to become another literary sensation.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2002.
Branch Call Number: FIC STRAUSS, D.
Characteristics: 326 p. ; 22 cm.