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The Resource Galveston, Nic Pizzolatto, (electronic resource)

Galveston, Nic Pizzolatto, (electronic resource)

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Galveston
Title
Galveston
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Nic Pizzolatto
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eng
Summary
From the creator, writer, and executive producer of the HBO crime series True Detective , comes a dark and visceral literary debut set along the seedy wastelands of Galveston. On the same day that Roy Cady is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he senses that his boss, a dangerous loan-sharking bar-owner, wants him dead. Known "without affection" to members of the boss's crew as "Big Country" on account of his long hair, beard, and cowboy boots, Roy is alert to the possibility that a routine assignment could be a deathtrap. Which it is. Yet what the would-be killers do to Roy Cady is not the same as what he does to them, which is to say that after a smoking spasm of violence, they are mostly dead and he is mostly alive. Before Roy makes his getaway, he realizes there are two women in the apartment, one of them still breathing, and he sees something in her frightened, defiant eyes that causes a fateful decision. He takes her with him as he goes on the run from New Orleans to Galveston, Texas—an action as ill-advised as it is inescapable. The girl's name is Rocky, and she is too young, too tough, too sexy—and far too much trouble. Roy, Rocky, and her sister hide in the battered seascape of Galveston's country-western bars and fleabag hotels, a world of treacherous drifters, pickup trucks, and ashed-out hopes. Any chance that they will find safety there is soon lost. Rocky is a girl with quite a story to tell, one that will pursue and damage Roy for a very long time to come. Recalling the moody violence of the early novels of Cormac McCarthy and Denis Johnson, this powerful, potent, and atmospheric thriller is impossible to put down. Constructed with maximum tension and haunting aftereffect, written in darkly beautiful prose, Galveston announces the arrival of a major new literary talent
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Pizzolatto, Nic
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Thriller
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Galveston, Nic Pizzolatto, (electronic resource)
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online
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9781439166673
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Label
Galveston, Nic Pizzolatto, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439166673
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
a2c0ff41-0358-418a-a44a-c174f81246f5
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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