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Eyeing the Flash: The Making of a Carnival Con Artist - Peter Fenton
Eyeing the Flash: The Making of a Carnival Con Artist
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The year is 1963, the setting small-town Michigan. Pete Fenton is just another well-mannered math student until he meets Jackie Barron, a teenage grifter who introduces him to the carnival underworld — and lures him with the cons, the double-dealing, and, most of all, the easy money. The... show more
The year is 1963, the setting small-town Michigan. Pete Fenton is just another well-mannered math student until he meets Jackie Barron, a teenage grifter who introduces him to the carnival underworld — and lures him with the cons, the double-dealing, and, most of all, the easy money. The memoir of a shy middle-class kid turned first-class huckster, Eyeing the Flash is highly unorthodox, and utterly compelling.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780743258555 (074325855X)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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Rose Lerner
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This book is MESMERIZING. If you like con artists, heist stories, or painful memoirs with unreliable narrators who seem determined to show themselves in the worst possible light (and I love all three), this book is for you. Teenager Peter Fenton escapes from his unpleasant home life through his unhe...
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