Galveston : A Novel (Paperback)

Author: Pizzolatto, Nic

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After being diagnosed with lung cancer, Roy Cady kills the men hired by his loan shark boss to kill him, and flees to Galveston, Texas, with a prostitute and her young sister, where they face more problems.


Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9781439166666
SKU 219607542
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1439166668
Release Date 6/14/2011
"[An] impressive first novel....As Pizzolatto switches smoothly between past and present, he vividly captures Galveston in all its desperate vulnerability as it faces the approach of Hurricane Ike in September 2008." (starred review)
"GALVESTON empathizes with its characters to a degree I'm hard pressed to recall in another recent novel....[They] all are brought to life in the fullest blush of their frightened, addled humanity....It's an elegy to the broken and the never-weres, to those who got themselves lost so that someone--anyone--might come looking."
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Annotation Roy Cady, a middle-aged hoodlum recently diagnosed with cancer, gets set up by his mob boss Stan and barely survives a bloody shoot-up after trying to shake down a corrupt politician. Joined by Rocky, a teenage prostitute, and her three-year-old sister, Roy flees to Galveston, Texas, where he grapples with his hard-luck past, his deadly disease, and his sexual attraction to Rocky--whom Roy knows needs a father-figure more than another lover. Nic Pizzolatto's tough-as-nails crime debut shows a sympathetic criminal taking a long shot at redemption.
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Number of Pages 0258
Publisher Scribner Book Company

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