Issac Sidel is the toughest, hardest, most incorruptible police officer in the business, and he runs the meanest kingdom in New York City - the Lower East Side. But his biggest problem is his daughter - Marilyn the Wild. A tough-talking Bronx-Manhattan girl - twice-divorced by twenty five - Marilyn has a taste for the wrong men. And Manfred 'Blue Eyes' Coen, Isaac Sidel's handsome sidekick and spy, is just that sort of man. So when a vindictive teenage gang makes Marilyn the target in a crazed vendetta against her father, the stakes are high for both Isaac and Blue Eyes. Set in a shocking New York underworld populated by a constellation of punks, low lifes, thugs, nymphs, vice lords and bag men, Marilyn The Wild is the first book in Jerome Charyn's classic Isaac Quartet.
Jerome Charyn was born in the Bronx in 1937, and is the author of more than thirty books, including Sizzling Chops & Devilish Spins, Metropolis: New York as Myth, Marketplace And Magical Land and The Black Swan. He has lived in Barcelona, Houston, Austin and San Francisco and now divides his time between New York and Paris, where he teaches film theory at the American University and writes regularly for Cahiers du Cinema.