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A Friend is a Gift you Give Yourself

A Friend is a Gift you Give Yourself

Author(s): William Boyle

Location(s): Brooklyn

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Modern

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 Thelma and Louise Meets Goodfellas…

After Brooklyn mob widow Rena Ruggiero hits her eighty-year-old neighbor Enzio in the head with an ashtray when he makes an unwanted move on her, she retreats to the Bronx home of her estranged daughter, Adrienne, and her granddaughter, Lucia, only to be turned away at the door. Their neighbor, Lacey ‘Wolfie’ Wolfstein, a one-time Golden Age porn star and retired Florida Suncoast grifter, takes Rena in and befriends her. When Lucia discovers that Adrienne is planning to hit the road with her ex-boyfriend, she figures Rena is her only way out of a life on the run with a mother she can’t stand. The stage is set for an explosion that will propel Rena, Wolfie, and Lucia down a strange path, each woman running from their demons, no matter what the cost.

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William Boyle’s latest novel is that rare thing – a taut and well-paced thriller, with wonderful characterisation, brilliant dialogue and nuggets of wickedly black humour thrown in for good measure. Rena Ruggeiro, a Brooklyn...

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