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Author:  Elmore Leonard
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0061985708
ISBN-13: 9780061985706
Sku: 212585846
Publish Date: 5/4/2010
Pages:  262
A latest work by the author of Get Shorty and LaBrava unites Cuban con man Cundo Rey and gentleman bank robber Jack Foley in a scheme that is marked by the women in their lives and a beautiful psychic. Reprint. A best-selling book. 100,000 first printing. *Author: Leonard, Elmore *Publication Date: 2010/05/04 *Number of Pages: 262 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 7.75
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A latest work by the author of Get Shorty and LaBrava unites Cuban con man Cundo Rey and gentleman bank robber Jack Foley in a scheme that is marked by the women in their lives and a beautiful psychic. Reprint. A best-selling book. 100,000 first printing.
Writing as an octogenarian, crime-fiction top dog Elmore Leonard has lost none of his style or wit. Hardcore fans will recognize several of the characters in ROAD DOGS from earlier stories, but such expertise is certainly not required to enjoy this entertaining romp. Cundo Rey, who's been making the most of his own prison sentence acquiring real estate, splurges for a crackerjack lawyer to get his man Jack Foley's jail time significantly reduced. Out scot free, notorious bank robber Foley makes himself comfortable in one of Cundo's houses. Taking a different perspective on their friendship, Foley quickly shacks up with Cundo's lady, Dawn Navarro, a psychic with an ancient-Egypt fascination and brazen ambitions. So when Cundo also gets out of the pen early, things get a little messy. Full of betrayals, schemes, and seductions, ROAD DOGS is classic Leonard.
Author Bio
Elmore Leonard
Elmore "Dutch" Leonard first became interested in writing at the age of 10 after reading a serialization of "All Quiet on the Western Front", which inspired him to write a play for his fifth-grade class. He dabbled a little more in writing during high school, but after graduating in 1943, he joined the Navy and served in the South Pacific until 1946, when he went back home to attend the University of Detroit. Graduating with a degree in English and philosophy in 1950, Leonard continued working for the advertising agency he joined a year earlier, at the same time seriously turning his attention to writing for the first time. Initially establishing himself as a respected western writer, Leonard published his first story in 1951, "The Trail of the Apache". A string of western stories followed and, in 1953, his first novel, "The Bounty Hunters", hit the stands. He continued his work in advertising while publishing a sizable number of westerns, including the award-winning novel "Hombre". Leonard left the advertising agency in 1961 to work for himself for five years, producing educational and industrial films, as well as sales and marketing products. When Twentieth Century Fox bought the rights to "Hombre" in 1966, he was able to devote his full attention to writing. In 1968, Leonard switched from writing westerns to the genre he is most known for today, a contemporary amalgamation of mystery and crime colored with a sharp, witty, and precise prose style that has established him as both a cult favorite and a critically acclaimed novelist. "Glitz", his first major bestseller, appeared in 1985, beginning a long string of successes. Many of his novels have been made into successful films, including "Get Shorty" and "Rum Punch" (released as "Jackie Brown"). Leonard has lived in his home state of Michigan for most of his life, settling down with his wife, Christine. They have had five children together and are grandparents many times over.


"[O]ne of Mr. Leonard's most enjoyably sneaky stories....However widely imitated Mr. Leonard is by a generation of writers who can mistake terseness for talent, it's unimaginable that any other stylist could come up with this....[Leonard] still writes with high style, great energy, unflappable cool and a jubilant love of the game." - Marilyn Stasio 05/10/2009

"[A] seemingly effortless performance...." 02/02/2009

"Droll and exciting, enriched by the self-aware, what-the-hell-why-not insouciance of a master now in his mid-80s, ROAD DOGS--underlying its material of sex, violence and money, and beyond its cast of cons and thugs and movie stars--presents interesting questions." - Robert Pinksy 05/31/2009

"[Y]et another gem in a career that has endured for more than half a century and given us 42 novels....There is clearly more fun to be had here, and Leonard, the hippest, funniest national treasure in sight, is the man to provide it." - Patrick Anderson 05/18/2009

"The fun in the best of his novels - and this is the best in years - stems from the fact that Leonard starts turning the screws on page one and never stops. The dialogue crackles; the supporting characters are crisply drawn; and the story achieves almost instant escape velocity." - Stephen King 05/17/2009

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