Gangster is a novel by Lorenzo Carcaterra, published in , narrating the life of Angelo Vestieri from the early 20th Century until his death, and his rise to. Granted, Angelo is a gangster, has always been a gangster, enjoys being a gangster, has grown rich being a gangster—nevertheless, Gabe. : Gangster () by Lorenzo Carcaterra and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great.

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If I had nowhere to go, if my parents disappeared one morning, I could easily see myself, at age ten, going to the local hood gamgster saying “what do I do? I tell you, kid, if you want to make a killing in this business, you can’t ever be afraid to die.

In his bloody rise from soldier to mob boss, he encounters ever more barbaric betrayals, yet comes to understand the meaning of loyalty. Where others saw a sociopath eager to pistol whip a reluctant victim, I saw a man who was quick to smile and offer a young boy a place at his table.

Seriously reminds me to be grateful that I’m not in that kind of situation or that anyone that Carcaherra know is not experiencing it aswell.

Fathers, Sons, and Gangster Dreams. Join a good crime family. And for the kind of work we’re about to get into, that might be all that we need.

By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. My mom, who spoke only Italian, was very Catholic. I want readers to get a sense of what gangsters are like. Carcaterra pulls the reader into each of his main characters and causes you to feel for each character Open Preview See a Problem?


He worked his way up to entertainmen Number-one Carctaerra York Times bestselling author Lorenzo Carcaterra’s highly successful career spans more than 25 years of writing for the diverse fields of fiction, non-fiction, television, and film.

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Why do these kinds of stories continue to enthrall? This one just wasn’t for me. With what started with stories about old gangster and the how and cardaterra the mafia was originally formed, Angelo Vestieri was raised to become a Angelo Vestieri is the coldest ganster I know. I’d love to pick up another one of his books someday.

This is well written and well-crafted with memorable characters Gangster is an epic saga of violence and destiny that weaves through the life of Angelo Vestieri as he goes from soldier to mob boss. By taking Gabe under his wing and teaching him everything he knows, Angelo Vestieri will learn, in the winter of his life, which is greater: Carcaterra’s next novel Paradise City was published in hardcover by Ballantine in September with the paperback following a year later.

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His characters are complex, and at once despicable and worthy of admiration. I loved Vangster “Sleepers”. In his bloody rise cagcaterra soldier to mob boss, he encounters ever more barbaric betrayals—in friendship, in his brutal business, in love—yet simultaneously comes to understand the meaning of loyalty, the virtue of relationships, and gains a perspective on the lonely, if powerful, life he has chosen.

With what started with stories about old gangster and the how and why the mafia was originally formed, Angelo Vestieri was raised to become a man of the mafia.

Scarf Vit Gangster tal av Delights Direct. I just didn’t have the stomach for any of it.


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From first to third draft we changed roughly thirty percent of the story. I especially found this surprising, as most books i tend to agree with the thoughts and opinions the author is trying to make known, but I actually agreed with some of the “life” teachings that ‘Angelo’ and ‘Pudge’ were imprinting on Gabe. Angelo’s father didn’t want his son to become a gangster, but Angelo became one and then when he wanted his son to become his heir, Gabe chose not to.

Beyond this link that you never consciously saw, how much fact about you is in this fiction?

No trivia or quizzes yet. People often say of various gangsters, if they had only applied themselves they could have ended up running Ford or GM. The other thing I wanted to do was a love story on different levels.

She evolved into the Ida character—the women who takes in these two boys, Angelo and Pudge. Did that happen here? I could not put it down.


For example, Ida the Goose was not meant to die the way she did; Nico was not meant to die at all; and Mary was a throwaway character. Gabe, a young orphan he took under his wing ; and Mary, the woman who loved him.

See 1 question about Gangster…. Books by Lorenzo Carcaterra. He followed that with Gangster, published in hardcover in Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. My parents were basically illiterate but they were great storytellers. When Gabe came into their lives it was unexpected.