Nick the Greek

This is the story of the famous gambler, Nick the Greek, told by renowned Greek-American novelist, Harry Mark Petrakis. The story, drawn in the epic strokes of an ancient tragedy, takes place against the violent, gangster-riddled world of Prohibition Chicago, through the heroic and finally sorrowful events of his life ending with a golden hearse and garish funeral in that modern Babylon, Las Vegas More

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About Harry Mark Petrakis

Harry Mark Petrakis is the author of twenty-three books, short-stories, and essays, and has been nominated twice for the National Book Award. His books include the 'A Dream of Kings' (1966), set in Chicago, which was a New York Times bestseller. It was published in twelve foreign editions and was made into a motion picture (1969) starring Anthony Quinn. He has won the O. Henry Award, and received awards from Friends of American Writers, Friends of Literature, and the Society of Midland Authors. He was the Nikos Kazantzakis Chair in Modern Greek Studies at San Francisco State University and the McGuffy Visiting Lecturer at Ohio University. In 2004, the American College of Greece in Athens presented him with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree.

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