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Drama City Hardcover – 1 March 2005

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  • Publisher : Orion; 1st edition (1 March 2005)
  • Language: : English
  • Hardcover : 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0752851926
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0752851921
  • Dimensions : 15.8 x 3.2 x 24.1 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 46 ratings

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Top-rate literary crime writer - THE BOOKSELLER

Once again, Pelecanos treads the Washington DC soft shoe shuffle with assurance and pathos. Despairing characters flit across the drug saturated streets of the US capital in a wonderful, if tragic, waltz of despair. ... Pelecanos's view of life has always been bleak and this is no exception, but he displays such a ferocious understanding of street reality and an empathy for America's downtrodden that his books transcend their pulp origin. ... Savour while you can. - THE GUARDIAN - Maxim Jakubowski

Few American thirller writers can evoke the jagged rhythms of ghetto life as does George Pelecanos ... un-put-downable. - IRISH INDEPENDENT - Myles McWeeney

This had me ducking behind the covers. - THE MIRROR

If you want journalistic realism about inner-city life, not lurid and twisty storytelling, he's your man. - SUNDAY TIMES

...not a conventional thriller. There is no detective, no mystery to solve; it is a novel about crime, its perpetrators and its victims. The picture of life in a Washington DC black ghetto is vivid and harrowing. - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH - Susanna Yager

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From one of America's finest literary crime writers...

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