Fiction Book Discussion: "The Man with the Golden Arm"
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As a part of their "Crime in Chicago" series, participants read Nelson Algren's "The Man with the Golden Arm.” This gritty portrayal of the life of Frankie Machine, newly returned veteran to the streets of Chicago won the first National Book Award in 1950. Most of the novel is set in the raw streets of Near Northwest Side. Brent Bowles is the discussion leader.