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The Big Blowdown

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Publisher Comments:

For Joey Recevo and Pete Karras, two kids from one of Washington's rougher neighborhoods, the easiest work to find after the War is all criminal---providing a little muscle for a local boss. But Karris is soft on his fellow immigrants, and the boss can't let his mob get soft, so one of his boys gives Karras a painful lesson.

Three years later, it's the same mob that figures big Nick Stefanos's grill needs protection---and this decision will once again bring Joey and Pete face-to-face. In this final confrontation, the two of them will find the meaning of friendship, the heart of honor, and the cost of both.

Powerfully told, elegantly wrought, The Big Blowdown is a knockout.

Review:

"He is among the finest ten or twelve novelists working in the U.S. today....[A] Balzacian figure so intent upon rendering this nation's whole ramshackle, impossible urban life over the past half-century." James Sallis, from his introduction

Review:

"Pelacanos writes hard-boiled prose full of music and pain, like he just might be in charge of saving his characters' souls. The Big Blowdown is his 'Once Upon a Time in D.C.' — a big book with drive and savagery, and elegance too." Jonathon Lethem, author of Motherless Brooklyn

Review:

"Pelaconos's books get into your blood like a shot and a beer after a third shift. Definitely my favorite writer working today." Peter Farrelly, author of Outside Providence

Review:

"A charged page-turner....With stylistic panache and forceful conviction, Pelecanos delivers a darkly powerful story of the American city." Publishers Weekly, starred review

Review:

"One of those writers whose books I would never miss." Harlan Ellison, author of Slippage

Synopsis:

After World War II, two boys find work by providing muscle for the local boss, with one teaching the other how to be tougher on immigrants. When the boss assigns them a protection job, the buddies face off again. But this time they learn the true meaning of friendship and honor.

About the Author

George P. Pelecanos is the author of eight novels, including Nick's Trip, The Sweet Forever, King Suckerman, and the forthcoming Shame the Devil. He lives in the Washington, D.C. environs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312242916
Author:
Pelecanos, George P.
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Author:
Pelecanos, George P.
Author:
Pelecanos, George
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Organized crime
Subject:
Stefanos, nick (fictitious character)
Subject:
Greek Americans
Subject:
Washington
Subject:
Washington, d. c.
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 329
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.72 in

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Product details 320 pages St. Martin's Minotaur - English 9780312242916 Reviews:
"Review" by , "He is among the finest ten or twelve novelists working in the U.S. today....[A] Balzacian figure so intent upon rendering this nation's whole ramshackle, impossible urban life over the past half-century."
"Review" by , "Pelacanos writes hard-boiled prose full of music and pain, like he just might be in charge of saving his characters' souls. The Big Blowdown is his 'Once Upon a Time in D.C.' — a big book with drive and savagery, and elegance too."
"Review" by , "Pelaconos's books get into your blood like a shot and a beer after a third shift. Definitely my favorite writer working today."
"Review" by , "A charged page-turner....With stylistic panache and forceful conviction, Pelecanos delivers a darkly powerful story of the American city."
"Review" by , "One of those writers whose books I would never miss."
"Synopsis" by , After World War II, two boys find work by providing muscle for the local boss, with one teaching the other how to be tougher on immigrants. When the boss assigns them a protection job, the buddies face off again. But this time they learn the true meaning of friendship and honor.
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