Fic­tion

The Prince of Steel Pier

  • From the Publisher
September 1, 2021

The Atlantic City Board­walk in the sum­mer of 1975 isn’t being espe­cial­ly kind to 13-year-old Joey. His grand­par­ents’ kosher hotel is strug­gling, the city is get­ting more dan­ger­ous by the day, and nobody in his fam­i­ly will take him seri­ous­ly. So when he gets a job offer from mob­ster Artie Bish­op, the so-called king of Steel Pier, he jumps at the chance to prove his met­tle. But run­ning with Artie and his crew means ques­tion­ing every­thing he sees and deceiv­ing the peo­ple he loves most. And when Artie asks Joey for a very dan­ger­ous favor that puts his fam­i­ly at risk, Joey must decide what strength real­ly means to him.

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