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  • 5 GOOD BOYS. by Rutman, Leo.
    Rutman, Leo.
    5 GOOD BOYS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1982) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this New York playwright and author, based on a point-shaving scandal from the 1950s, a compassionate story of five street-smart kids from the ghetto who play for a city college basketball team, driven by their coach to become champions. Even though they faced greatness they lacked the wisdom to resist the "easy money" that came from winning, but not by too much - A book which is an indictment of the greed behind sports, and sees the boys as victims as much as they are guilty themselves. 280 pp. ISBN: 0-670317047.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (corners slightly bumped, some edgewear to dj, short tear at foot of spine)

    Book ID: 88177
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