World Gone By

World Gone By

A psychologically, morally complex novel of blood, crime, passion, and vengeance, set in Cuba and Ybor City, Florida, during World War II, in which Joe Coughlin must confront the cost of his criminal past and present.

Ten years have passed since Joe Coughlin’s enemies killed his wife and destroyed his empire, and much has changed. Prohibition is dead, the world is at war again, and Joe’s son, Tomás, is growing up. Now, the former crime kingpin works as a consigliore… (more)

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Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

“World Gone By” is, of necessity, the most elegiac of the three. But it’s also suspenseful, devious, well-constructed and as filled with ethical questions as it is with gangsters.

As its title implies, “World Gone By” is a melancholy novel, presented in a minor key.

On one level, a very moving meditation on fathers and sons; on another, an illumination of character and fate.

Book Details  

Publisher: William Morrow (March 10, 2015)

Language: English

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