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The martini shot : a novella and stories, George Pelecanos

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The martini shot : a novella and stories
Title
The martini shot
Title remainder
a novella and stories
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George Pelecanos
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eng
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"Short stories and a novella from one of crime fiction's most revered writers. Whether they're cops or conmen, savage killers or creative types, gangsters or God-fearing citizens, George Pelecanos' characters are always engaged in a fight for their lives. They fight to advance or simply to survive; they fight against odds, against enemies, even against themselves. In this, his first collection of stories, the acclaimed novelist introduces readers to a vivid and eclectic cast of combatants. A seasoned claims investigator tracks a supposedly dead man from Miami to Brazil, only to be thrown off his game by a kid from the local slum. An aging loser takes a last stab at respectability by becoming a police informant. A Greek-American couple adopts an interracial trio of sons and then struggles to keep their family together, giving us a stirring bit of background on one of Pelecanos' most beloved protagonists, Spero Lucas. In the title novella - which takes its name from Hollywood slang for the last shot of the day, the one that comes before the liquor shots begin - we go behind the scenes of a television cop show, where a writer gets caught up in a drama more real than anything he could have conjured for a script. By turns heartbreaking and humane, brutal and funny, these finely constructed tales expose the violence and striving beneath the surface of any city and within any human heart. Tough, sexy, fast-paced, and crackling with energy, The Martini Shot is Pelecanos at his very best"--
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Title
The martini shot
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Summary
A collection by the best-selling author of <i>The Night Gardener</i> features protagonists engaged in fights for their lives, from a claims investigator who tracks a supposed dead man to an aging loser who pursues respectability by becoming an informant. By the award-winning writer-producer of <i>The Wire</i>
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10392113
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.E354
LC item number
A6 2015
Literary form
short stories
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True
Target audience
adult
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a novella and stories
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a novella and stories
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George Pelecanos
The martini shot : a novella and stories, George Pelecanos
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The martini shot : a novella and stories, George Pelecanos
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The confidential informant -- Chosen -- String music -- When you're hungry -- Miss Mary's room -- Plastic Paddy -- The dead their eyes implore us -- The martini shot
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9780316284370
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014019611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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  • ocn881318235
  • (OCoLC)881318235

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