Dodgers (Paperback)Bill Beverly (author)
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When East, a low-level lookout for a Los Angeles drug organisation, loses his watch house in a police raid, his boss recruits him for a very different job: a road trip - straight down the middle of white, rural America - to assassinate a judge in Wisconsin.
Having no choice, East and a crew of untested boys - including his trigger-happy younger brother, Ty - leave the only home they've ever known in a nondescript blue van, with a roll of cash, a map and a gun they shouldn't have.
Along the way, the country surprises East. The blood on his hands isn't the blood he expects. And he reaches places where only he can decide which way to go - or which person to become.
By way of The Wire and in the spirit of Scott Smith's A Simple Plan and Richard Price's Clockers, Dodgers is itself something entirely original: a gripping literary crime novel with a compact cast whose intimate story opens up to become a reflection on the nature of belonging and reinvention.
'Imagine the young corner boys from The Wire on a road trip across USA' - James Brown, Sabotage Times
Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Edition: UK ed.
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A powerful novel. Don't want to say much about it so that others can discover it for themselves. I highly recommend it.
This is not a book I would of chose to read but I am so glad I was sent it to be reviewed. It is a tale of East and his brother Ty and the lead a life that you would hope that no one would live but sadly this life... More
“Grpping, gritty roadtrip drama”
This is to be published by No Exit Press in the UK, Crown in the USA and Editions Du Seuil in France. It is the story of a group of young street wise drug gang members in Los Angeles. The main character is known as... More
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