The Ballad of the Low LifesBook - 2004
A caper about a trio of petty grifters in Turin who try to pull off the Big C (Con). Narrator Vittorio is a bright and pleasant young man, a university graduate who studied literature and therefore has neither the skills to find a respectable job nor the humility to degrade himself with manual labor. So grifting comes naturally to him, as it does to his friend Milo, whose Uncle Grissino is a well-known bunco artist. Milo and Vittorio are just small-time hoods whose basic m.o. consists of hanging out in bars selling counterfeit Ecstasy capsules to teenagers, though the two dream of greater things: the Big C.
Publisher: New Milford, Conn. : Toby Press, c2004
Branch Call Number: FIC Remm
Characteristics: 212 p