The Pope of Brooklyn by Joseph Di Prisco

By Joseph Di Prisco

Joseph Di Prisco’s most modern memoir brings again to existence the hustler, gambler, felony, bookmaker, and personal informer who was once his father. in the street they referred to as him Pope, and he made his bones in Brooklyn throughout the ’50s and ’60s. Di Prisco chanced on accidentally fifty-year-old transcripts of latest York country Appellate department trials, the place his dad used to be the celebrity witness opposed to corrupt NYPD cops—cops with whom he collaborated. all of sudden, Pope’s harmful, veiled, twisting previous used to be illuminated. This new booklet is either sequel and prequel to his much-praised memoir, Subway to California, and enlightened via those disclosures, Di Prisco memorably lines how secrets and techniques as soon as published resulted in even deeper mysteries. In The Pope of Brooklyn he grapples with unsettling truths that at the same time bind and separate father and son.

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