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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Savvy Press (September 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 096698773X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0966987737
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.3 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,211,161 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


"Billy Boy is as real as it gets, a tough, disturbing, unsentimental account of life on the mean streets of Brooklyn NY."

"Hubschman writes a very real and gripping story... Billy Boy stays with you." --Small Press Review

" of the most satisfying contemporary novels I've read." --Reader's Niche

More About the Author

Thomas J. Hubschman ( is the author of Look at Me Now, My Bess, Billy Boy, Father Walther's Temptation, Song of the Mockingbird and The Jew's Wife & Other Stories (Savvy Press) and three science fiction novels. His work has appeared in New York Press, The Antigonish Review, Eclectica, The Blue Moon Review and many other publications. Two of his short stories were broadcast on the BBC World Service. He has also edited two anthologies of new writing from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.

He lives in Brooklyn, New York, which remains his chief inspiration.

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There are two things about this novel that, put together, make it surprising: it is both fun to read and it is grippingly authentic. It is about life for the underclass on the streets of Brooklyn and about the police who purportedly are the first defenders of truth and justice. Hubschman's story might technically be fiction, but he's clearly been there. I finished the book with kind of a sigh, knowing that neither the police nor Billy Boy are all good or all bad. It's the human condition.

It's a great read.
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