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Publisher Comments:

From a writer whose novels have been acclaimed for their unflinching exploration of evil comes a brilliant collection of short stories—some never before published—that distill dread back down to its essence—and inject it straight into the reader's back brain. Andrew Vachss might have scissored his characters from today's headlines: a stalker prowling around an anonymous high-rise; a serial killer whose transgressions reflect a childhood of hideous abuse; an inner-city gunman who is willing to take out a blockful of victims in order to win a moment of acceptance.

Tautly written and endowed with murderous ironic spin, Born Bad plunges us into the hell that lies just outside our bedroom windows.

Synopsis:

Stories depict crime and the dark side of American life

About the Author

Andrew Vachss has been a federal investigator in sexually transmitted diseases, a social caseworker, and a labor organizer, and has directed a maximum-security prison for youthful offenders. Now a lawyer in private practice, he represents children and youth exclusively. He is the author of numerous novels, two collections of short stories, three graphic series, and Another Chance to Get It Right: A Children's Book for Adults. His work has appeared in Parade, Esquire, Antaeus, The New York Times, and many other forums. Born and raised in New York City, he now lives in the Pacific Northwest.

The dedicated Web site for Vachss and his work is www.vachss.com

Table of Contents

Dumping ground — Exit — Family resemblance — Hostage — It's a hard world — Joyride — Lynch law — Man to man — Plan B — Replay: A play in three acts — Bridge — Placebo — Rules of the road — Step on a crack — Stone magic — The promise — The unwritten law — Treatment — Bum's rush — Tunnel of love — Bad babies — Into the light — Warlord — Warrior — White alligator — Witch hunt — Working roots.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375719097
Subtitle:
Stories
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Editor:
Asher, Marty
Author:
Vachss, Andrew H.
Author:
Andrew Vachss
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, American
Subject:
Fiction-Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Fiction : Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19940823
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352

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