The Bookmaker: A Memoir of Money, Luck, and Family from the Utopian Outskirts of New York City
Marking the debut of a gifted new writer, The Bookmaker teems with humanity, empathy, humor, and insight.
At the heart of Michael J. Agovino's powerful, layered memoir is his family's struggle for success in 1970s, '80s, and '90s New York City—and his father's gambling, which brought them to exhilarating highs and crushing lows. He vividly brings to life the Bronx, a plac...more
"The Bookmaker" is a chronicle of his resourceful and imaginative father Hugo Agovino, son of Italian immigrants, who indulges in gambling but considers his activities a respected occupation: "I'm ...more