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The Devil's Stocking

The Devil's Stocking

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Written by Nelson AlgrenAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Nelson Algren
Foreword by Herbert MitgangAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Herbert Mitgang

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
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  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • On Sale: January 3, 2006
  • Price: $14.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-58322-699-5 (1-58322-699-0)
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The Devil’s Stocking is the story of Ruby Calhoun, a boxer accused of murder in a shadowy world of low-purse fighters, cops, con artists, and bar girls. Chronicling a battle for truth and human dignity which gives way to a larger story of life and death decisions, literary grandmaster Nelson Algren’s last novel — based on the life of boxer and death-row inmate Rubin “Hurricane” Carter - is a fitting capstone to a long and brilliant career.

The Devil’s Stocking is clearly vintage Algren.” — New York Times Book Review