Dollface: A Novel of the Roaring Twenties
America in the 1920s was a country alive with the wild fun of jazz, speakeasies, and a new kind of womanthe flapper. Vera Abramowitz is determined to leave her gritty childhood behind and live a more exciting life, one that her mother never dreamed of. Bobbing her hair and showing her knees, the... show more
America in the 1920s was a country alive with the wild fun of jazz, speakeasies, and a new kind of womanthe flapper. Vera Abramowitz is determined to leave her gritty childhood behind and live a more exciting life, one that her mother never dreamed of. Bobbing her hair and showing her knees, the lipsticked beauty dazzles, doing the Charleston in nightclubs and earning the nickname Dollface.” As the ultimate flapper, Vera captures the attention of two high rollers, a handsome nightclub owner and a sexy gambler. On their arms, she gains entrée into a world filled with bootleg bourbon, wailing jazz, and money to burn. She thinks her biggest problem is choosing between them until the truth comes out. Her two lovers are really mobsters from rival gangs during Chicago’s infamous Beer Wars, a battle Al Capone refuses to lose. The heady life she’s living is an illusion resting on a bedrock of crime and violence unlike anything the country has ever seen before. When the good times come to an end, Vera becomes entangled in everything from bootlegging to murder. And as men from both gangs fall around her, Vera must put together the pieces of her shattered life, as Chicago hurtles toward one of the most infamous days in its history, the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. READERS GUIDE INCLUDED
Publish date: November 5th 2013
Publisher: NAL Trade
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, 20th Century
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
Once again, I let a pretty cover sucker me in. This book just didn't work for me on any level. It somewhat reminded me of a chocolate Easter bunny: it looks delicious and filling on the outside, but once you bite into it, you find out it's hollow. The characterization was flat and relied on clic...
It's the Roaring 20's. Prohibition, speakeasies, gangsters, the rich and the poor. DOLLFACE portrays the life of those living in Chicago during this time. No one was exempt from what was going on. Vera Abramowitz worked in the typing pool of an insurance firm and also as a telephone operator t...