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Book Information: Man with the Golden Arm, the

Man with the Golden Arm, the (1950) [Novel]
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In mid-century Chicago's West Side, Frankie Machine is a once-shrewd card sharp, now a junkie, whose "golden arm" shakes as he relies on morphine to overcome the pain of a war injury and to numb the guilt he feels for a drunken spree that put his wife, Sophie, in a wheelchair. Much of the psychological action centers on Sophie's attempts to manipulate Frankie. After Frankie kills his drug dealer and flees, he hangs himself in a seedy hotel. Winner of the 1950 National Book Award, this fiction classic was made into an acclaimed film directed by Otto Preminger and starring Frank Sinatra.

Original title: The Man with the Golden Arm
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

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Man with the Golden Arm, the (1950)
Awards: National Book Award (1950)
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Language: English

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