Billy Bathgate - PEN/Faulkner

Award Year: 
1990
Authors(s): 
E.L. Doctorow
Description: 
Billy Bathgate is an urban Huck Finn who comes of age in New York City in the 1930s as the protege of Dutch Schultz, one of the most abominable gangsters of his time, but one of life's great teachers as well.