Legs Book Summary and Study Guide

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"Legs" is a fictionalized of the last third of the life of the gangster/bootlegger, Jack 'Legs'Diamond as told by the man who was to become his lawyer, Marcus Gorman. He describes his tangled love life, a love triangle with his wife Alice and his mistress, a dancer named Kiki Roberts, his attempt to put a scare into another bootlegger by burning his feet and threatening to hang him, which eventually causes his arrest and trial, and his several escapes from death at the hands of inept shooters, as when he is shot in a bar, but only wounded.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Life of a profession:    -   criminal Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   killer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   Boob talk!    -   Vagia talk! Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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