Cut Numbers

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Cut Numbers
Author Nick Tosches
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher Harmony (USA)
Publication date
June 15, 1988 (USA)
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 233 pp (hardback first edition)
ISBN 0-517-56870-5
813/.54 19
LC Class PS3570.O74 C88 1988

Cut Numbers is the first novel by Nick Tosches.[1][2] It involves small-time criminals struggling to maintain the financial viability of their cut numbers game after the implementation of the New York Lottery. They establish an elaborate scheme to fix the legitimate state lottery. The main character is Louie Brunellesches who also appears in Tosches' novel In The Hand Of Dante.

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  1. ^ Probst, Bethami (October 16, 1988). "Loan Shark Blues". New York Times. Retrieved November 9, 2009. 
  2. ^ Dretzka, Gary (July 31, 1988). "Two Perfectly Seedy Setups for Novels of Urban Crime". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 9, 2009.