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KING SILKY! by Leo Rosten/MAFIA /ATLANTIC CITY/JEWS/1st

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Here for your delectation is the SPECTACULAR RARE-------------KING SILKY! by Leo Rosten. Ever wondered when someone would create a nice Jewish P.I.? Well, look no further, bubeleh. SILKY PINCUS is a genuinely nice guy, an ex-cop and Vietnam vet who runs a Manhattan detective agency called Watson and Holmes, Incorporated, with his partner, Michael X. Clancy, located at 60th and 1st. He also owns a huge mutt called Isadore Goldberg, formerly owned by a rabbi, who only obeys commands spoken to him in Yiddish, and will only eat Kosher dog food. Fortunately, the other half of the team, Mike, although Irish, is also pretty handy with Yiddish -- he speaks it better than most New York Jews. There are two books in the series, Silky and King Silky! Both are full of action and humour, a mix that isn't always that easy to pull off. The jokes are often broad and heavy on the wink-wink nudge-nudge, and there is a seemingly endless stream of malapropisms, fractured English, bad puns and Yiddish phrases; but somehow Rosten makes it work. And there's more than enough shooting and killing to satisfy anyone just looking for some good ol' private eye action. These ARE fun books. Author Leo Rosten is the author and/or editor of over thirty books, including such novels as Captain Newman, M.D. and The Education of Hyman Kaplan (and its sequel, the gloriously-titled Oh Kaplan! My Kaplan!) Anyone perplexed by the amount of Yiddish in Silky! will be relieved to know Rosten has thoughtfully included a glossary in the back, using information garnered, no doubt, from his books The Joys of Yiddish and Leo Rosten's Treasury of Jewish Quotations. You are bidding on the stated Bantam First Edition from January 1982. Both the cover and the book are in positively excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, markings, etc.---and the pages and binding are tight as a drum (see photo). Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. I gladly accept PayPal and as preferable forms of payment (no personal checks!). Paypal is an acceptable alternative. I will ship internationally for additional charges. So bid soon and often for this magnificent, impossible-to-find LITERARY COLLECTIBLE. WANT TO SEE MORE?? COME VISIT MY STORE! OVER 3000 UNIQUE TITLES (no duplication) AND GROWING!!! BOOKS ARE ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY FIRST EDITION ! MUSIC! EVERYTHING (except death and taxes) IS NEGOTIABLE! IF BEST OFFER IS NOT A LISTED CHOICE, SEND ME A NOTE AND IT WILL BE. MAKE ME AN OFFER I CAN'T REFUSE----(NO HORSE'S HEAD IN THE BED, PLEASE!) CLICK HERE---- ****PLUS**** Check my auction listings for the STEAL OF THE DAY-----ONE BOOK---ONE BUCK---TAKE A LOOK---GOOD LUCK!!! Click Here---- Auctions Be sure to add me to your favorites list! Check out my other items!
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