“Bust-out man: one skilled at switching crooked dice in and out of a game. Bust-out king: someone who is simply better at it than anyone else.”
While growing up, Joe Farroni almost never saw his Uncle Rocco, and when Joe asked his parents about the man, they’d kept their lips zipped. Only when Joe is an adult—a writer struggling with a mortgage and two kids—does he discover his uncle’s identity as the sneakiest, slipperiest, most successful conman to ever grace the streets of New York City. Now Rocco has passed away, and left it to Joe, his only heir, to write the story of his master schemes.
The Bust-Out King is a rollicking caper about a wise guy of the gritty 1970s, a determined individual with a financial scheme well ahead of his time.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Avery Corman, including rare images from the author’s personal collection.
Open Road Media; February 2013
- ISBN: 9781453270387
- Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
- Title: The Bust-Out King
- Author: Avery Corman
Imprint: Open Road Media
In The Press
“[Corman] is known for his fast-moving and readable plots, sardonic commentaries on the upper classes and terse dialogue.” —The New York Times
About The Author
Avery Corman (b. 1935) is an American author best known for his novels Kramer vs. Kramer and Oh, God!, which inspired classic feature films. Born and raised in the Bronx, Corman worked as a freelance writer for most of his early career before his first novel was published in 1971. Corman has written powerfully of family relations, divorce, and midlife crisis.