Prime George V. Higgins By Erwin H. Ford II –

I m a second cousin of George so I m familiar with many of the characters in the book, especially his mother Doris and father John Author Ford does an admirable job describing Doris sturdy, driven MO and Johns affable, chain smoking persona Ford stumbles somewhat when describing Higgins family family tree, but in the long run this doesn t distract from the biography.George had immense talent and he worked hard to achieve success I love Progress of the Seasons for its family and baseball connection And of course, The Friends of Eddie Coyle nails thug dialogue and intent Overall, the book portrays a kind man, prone to drink, but always ready to turn a crafted phrase. Best Known For His Popular Crime Fiction, Boston Novelist George V Higgins Should Stand Among The Top Ranks Of The American Literary Canon In HisNovels And Dozens Of Short Stories, Higgins Chronicled The Lives Of Boston S Irish With His Trademark Hard Boiled Dialog, Exploring The Criminal Underworld, American Democracy, Boston Politics, Personal Redemption And New England Life In The Tradition Of Hawthorne And Thoreau This Intimate Biography Explores His Turbulent Life And Career, Including His Working Class Irish Catholic Roots, His Two Stormy Marriages, His Ambivalence Toward The City Of His Birth, His Passion For The Limelight, And His Drinking, Which Disrupted His Family Life And Led To His Early Death At AgeDiscussions Of Higgins S Individual Works And Excerpts From His Correspondence, Writings, And Thoughts On Literature Complete This Revealing Portrait