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Titel: Snitch Jacket
Verlag: Harvill Secker (an Imprint of The Random House Group Ltd.), London
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good
Auflage: First Edition, First Printing.
Art des Buches: Used
Hardcover with lightly bumped foot of spine and dust jacket with very lightly worn leading corners in very good clean condition. Contents in very good condition as well with sound binding, clean pages and clear text throughout. T. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 269428
Inhaltsangabe: Benny Bunt is an ex-speed freak, a helplessly dominated husband, a misfit on the sun-bleached, fog-drenched streets of Southern California, and a barfly who makes pocket money snitching on his friends. You will like him. 'Everybody knows that California sunshine is the world's loneliest light,' says Benny, who inhabits an underworld of desperados and grotesques and spends much of his free time at the Greasy Tuesday, a squalid neighbourhood dive teeming with legends. One night, one of these legends walks through the door: Gus 'Mad Dog' Miller, a huge, tattoo-laden Vietnam vet who sports a necklace of severed ears and is said to have lobotomized a gang of Viet Cong with a single chopstick. Benny soon finds himself entranced by this twisted Falstaffian personality. Six months later, Benny is arrested on suspicion of double murder after attending the freak 'Howling Head' festival in the Mojave Desert. Goffard, a reporter for the "Los Angeles Times", now lends his considerable talent to fiction, bringing to life the darker side of west coast counter-culture through a colourful array of bizarre, ribald characters. "Snitch Jacket" will be a delight for fans of Elmore Leonard, Carl Hiaasen and Hunter S Thompson, and Benny Bunt will definitely give the Coen brothers' The Dude a run for his money.
"Goffard certainly knows how to make us sympathise with Benny - an
articulate crook is always an attractive character" -- Time Out, rev Zoë Jewell
'Goffard...writes like an angel and plots like a demon.'
Consistently amusing and affecting...funny and fast moving -- Independent on Sunday
`If you've been missing your regular Hunter S Thompson doses, then
Snitch Jacket could fill the void'.
-- Big Issue (North)
`a brilliant first novel' -- The Bookseller
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