´Lehane is one of the great American writers´
Joe Coughlin is nineteen when he meets Emma Gould. A smalltime thief in 1920s Boston, he is told to cuff her while his accomplices raid the casino she works for.
But Joe falls in love with Emma -- and his life changes forever.
That meeting is the beginning of Joe´s journey to becoming one of the nation´s most feared and respected gangsters. It is a journey beset by violence, double-crossing, drama and pain. And it is a journey into the soul of prohibition-era America . . .
A powerful, deeply moving novel, Live By Night is a tour-de-force by Dennis Lehane, writer of The Wire and author of modern classics such as Shutter Island,Gone, Baby, Gone and The Given Day