On The Run: A Mafia Childhood
On the Run: A Mafia Childhood
The children of notorious Mafia "wiseguy" turncoat Henry Hill--subject of the film "Goodfellas"--tell their own story of danger, hurt, and family in this extraordinary account of what it is like to grow up in the federal witness protection program. Includes a new Afterword by the authors.
From Publishers Weekly
Fans of mob turncoat Henry Hill based on Nicholas Pileggi's Wiseguy (an account of Hill's life) and the popular film adaptation Goodfellas will be forced to dramatically re-evaluate him after reading this gripping memoir by his children—who were only a passing blip in those earlier versions. Their warts-and-all portrayal of the immense disruption to their lives caused by their father's criminal recidivism is often heartbreaking. At a young age, they were exposed to family friends like Jimmy "the Gent" Burke, whom they knew as Uncle Jimmy, unaware he was a brutal truck hijacker. When investigators on the 1980 multimillion-dollar Lufthansa heist obtained Hill's cooperation as a witness, the children were given an hour to pick through their possessions to select what they could take with them into their new life in the witness protection program. Gregg and Gina often give overlapping perspectives...