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Dodgers: A Novel
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Author: Beverly, Bill

Brand: Broadway Books

Color: Black

Edition: Reprint

Number Of Pages: 304

Release Date: 03-01-2017

Details: Product Description Dodgers is a dark, unforgettable coming-of-age journey that recalls the very best of Richard Price, Denis Johnson, and J.D. Salinger. It is the story of a young LA gang member named East, who is sent by his uncle along with some other teenage boys—including East's hothead younger brother—to kill a key witness hiding out in Wisconsin. The journey takes East out of a city he's never left and into an America that is entirely alien to him, ultimately forcing him to grapple with his place in the world and decide what kind of man he wants to become.   Written in stark and unforgettable prose and featuring an array of surprising and memorable characters rendered with empathy and wit, Dodgers heralds the arrival of a major new voice in American fiction. Winner of the LA TIMES Book Prize of 2017 for Best Mystery/ThrillerWinner of the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger 2016 for Best Crime Novel of the YearWinner of the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger 2016 for Best Debut Crime NovelWinner of the Mark Twain American Voice in Literature AwardFinalist for the PEN/Heminghway Award 2017 for Debut FictionLonglisted for Andrew Carnegie Medal 2017 for Excellence in FictionNominated for the Edgar Award 2017 for Best First Novel Review "Although Beverly evokes the great outdoors with photographic clarity, claustrophobia effectively haunts his narrative…With his focus on people and personalities, the author could justifiably bypass the bigger picture, the heartland rusting to death in the background. But, admirably, he doesn’t.” – The New York Times"Vastly impressive...draws lyric prose out of the unlikeliest of materials." –  The Wall Street Journal“Intimate and intense, Dodgers is a gripping coming of age tale that evokes Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye. It’s Bill Beverly’s debut novel—his previous nonfiction book delved into the stories of criminal fugitives—and his potent, direct prose will lure you in from the first page.” –  Los Angeles Magazine"I try not to read thrillers because they tend to keep me up to all hours of the night, and I don’t have the time. Bill Beverly’s Dodgers (No Exit Press) broke through my wall of self-denial and, yes, I did stay up late for two nights to finish it. Four black boys in a gang from Los Angeles are given a job: drive across the country to carry out a hit on a black judge. What can go wrong? Everything, of course. The prose is tight, the dialogue rhythmic, the pacing fast, the violence measured, and the ending unexpected. So what if I lost some sleep?" - Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Financial Times "In Dodgers, the tension stays high and reflective moments serve only to give the characters — and the reader — a breatherbefore the next, more exciting set piece, ofwhich there are many. Great ending, too." –  Esquire"In the case of ‘ Dodgers’ by Bill Beverly, there can’t be too many accolades. Think of it as a coming-of-age tale with menace and dark sentimentality. A teenage gang member and three cohorts who have never been out of L.A. are dispatched on a cross-country journey to murder a witness set to testify against the gang’s adult leader. What happens along the way and after the fact is, to use my own adjectives, ‘harrowing,’ ‘wrenching’ and ‘redemptive." – The Sacramento Bee "With the savvy of a much more prolific writer, Beverly plants a powerful conclusion on a powerful first novel. Dodgers is brilliant with no more than it needs--and no less." – Shelf Awareness "This sweeping coming-of-age story will take you to whole new heights… This is a book in which you'll hold on tightly to every character.” – Bustle "With characterizations recalling the best of George Pelecanos...Fans of HBO’s  The Wire and Richard Price novels will be engaged by the book’s themes of race, identity, and the U.S. class system."  –Library Journal (Starred Review)   "Will be one of the most talked-about debut novels of the year. Think Attica Locke’s Black Water Rising or Dennis Lehane’s A Drink Before the War—i

EAN: 9781101903759

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

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