The Real McCoy
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From Darin Strauss, the bestselling author of Chang and Eng (A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year), comes the unforgettable story of "Kid" McCoy: boxer, jewel thief, scam artist, and the most married man in America. A fascinating mirror of the tumultuous backdrop of America at the turn of the century, The Real McCoy is "a muscular and entertaining novel about lies, scams, flimflams, and the inconvenience of truth" (GQ)
Praise For The Real McCoy…
"Our byword for honesty may be built on a lie, and in Strauss's capable hands, thereby hangs quite a tale...McCoy himself is the novel's greatest accomplishment: a made-up figure, a fiction and, for all that, completely real." —The New York Times Book Review
"Darin Strauss is one of America's handful of young, great novelists...If his debut was a carnival, this is a World's Fair. It's that ambitious, that fun." —The Austin Chronicle
Plume, 9780452284418, 336pp.
Publication Date: May 27, 2003
About the Author
Darin Strauss is the award-winning author of the national and international bestseller Chang and Eng, as well as its screenplay for Disney Films and director Julie Taymor. His work has been translated into 14 languages and he teaches at New York University and lives in Brooklyn, New York.