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Billy Bathgate.

Created by AccuSoft Corp.Billy Bathgate ---E.L. Doctorow

Billy Bathgate is a 1989 novel by author E. L. Doctorow that won the 1989 National Book Critics Circle award for fiction for 1990 and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and was the runner up for the 1990 Pulitzer Prize. The story is told in the first person by Billy "Bathgate" Behan, a fifteen-year-old boy who first becomes the gofer and then surrogate son of mobster Dutch Schultz.

The title character is a poor and fatherless teenager growing up in The Bronx. Billy and his friends are in awe of the flashy mobsters in the neighborhood. Dutch Schultz and Otto Berman, based on the real-life mobsters, hire Billy as a gofer and become mentors to him. The gangsters take Billy up to their upstate hideaway, where they are awaiting a trial. Schultz becomes a community leader and converts to Catholicism. Billy works his way up but begins to question his actions when he falls in love with Dutch's moll Drew, whom Dutch plans to have killed. Billy is sent to Saratoga Springs with Drew to keep an eye on her. They act as a couple in Saratoga. He realizes that she is to be killed and calls her husband in New York City to come and rescue her.

After Schultz is acquitted, prosecutor Thomas Dewey brings up more charges and the gang goes into hiding. This time they are in Union City, New Jersey. While Billy is visiting the gang to give them updates on Dewey's routine, unnamed gangsters come in and kill everyone except Billy and the bartender. Billy goes back to Schultz's hotel room and takes all the money from his safe.

 

 

                              比利巴斯盖特

比利巴斯盖特是E.L.道科特于1989年完成的小说。作者凭借这部小说获得了1989年的国家图书评论奖,更是在1990年的普利策奖评选中得到第二名。小说以第一人称的视角,讲述在30年代美国经济大萧条的时候,比利.巴盖是一个15岁的小男孩,原本是个小勤杂工,却一直想在逆境中出人头地,凭机智的脑袋成为黑道枭雄舒滋的左右手,但是江湖的险恶却也让比利经常陷入生死边缘的危机,为了活命还不得不绞尽脑汁。

巴盖自幼丧父,一直居住在纽约最北端的布朗克斯区。他一直很崇拜附近生性暴躁的黑道枭雄舒滋等人。后来他被舒滋雇佣做勤杂工。后来这伙人把巴盖带到远离城市的一处隐蔽之地。舒滋则成为了这群人的领导,并且开始皈依天主教。巴盖也渐渐开始熟悉这里并且工作起来。直到他发现自己爱上了一个流氓的姘妇德鲁,而舒滋正准备杀害她。此时的巴盖开始怀疑他所做的一切。巴盖被派到萨拉托加矿泉城去看守德鲁,他知道那群人将要杀害她,就去通知德鲁在纽约的丈夫救她。

舒滋后来被宣布无罪释放,控告的杜威正准备召集更多的人来控告他,这群人已经躲藏了起来。这次在新泽西州的尤宁。一次,巴盖正准备去找他们,告诉他们杜威的最新情况时,一个不知名的流氓射杀了除了巴盖和酒保之外的所有人。巴盖返回舒滋住的的宾馆拿走了他所有的钱。