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Tabloid City (Paperback)

Author:  Pete Hamill
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0316020761
ISBN-13: 9780316020763
Sku: 225056270
Publish Date: 5/1/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.1H x 5.5L x 1T
Pages:  278
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The city is many things: a proving ground, a decadent carnival, or a palimpsest of memories--a historic metropolis eclipsed by modern times. As much a thriller as it is a gripping portrait of the city of today, "Tabloid City" is a new fiction classic.
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In a stately West Village town house, a wealthy socialite and her secretary are murdered. In the 24 hours that follow, a flurry of activity surrounds their shocking deaths:

The head of one of the city's last tabloids stops the presses. A cop investigates the killing. A reporter chases the story. A disgraced hedge fund manager flees the country. An Iraq War vet seeks revenge. And an angry young extremist plots a major catastrophe.

The City is many things: a proving ground, a decadent carnival, or a palimpsest of memories--a historic metropolis eclipsed by modern times. As much a thriller as it is a gripping portrait of the city of today, Tabloid City is a new fiction classic from the writer who has captured New York perfectly for decades.
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A murder mystery tossing newspapermen and crimebusters of classic noir into the company of contemporary radicals and a soldier burnt out from battle fatigue, TABLOID CITY supplies an urban mystique overturned by modern complications. Pete Hamill eulogizes the fading tradition of print journalism by introducing a double homicide ripe for New York City's sensationalist headlines at a time when news cycles don't stop even for high-society slaying. With a police department busy chasing terror threats and public more captivated by Wall Street than a juicy murder, one cop and one editor race to investigate the killings while the blood--and ink--are still wet.
Author Bio
Pete Hamill
Pete Hamill began his writing career as a night-side reporter for the "New York Post" in 1960. He has written columns for a number of newspapers in New York, including the "Daily News", the "Village Voice", and "New York Newsday". The author of several novels and short stories, Hamill is a lifetime New Yorker.

Praise

"Hamill moves the story around and around through a cycle of characters all related in some fashion to the central event, each visitation to each character adding layers to the author's knowing depiction of New York's varied lifestyles." (starred review) - Brad Hooper 03/01/2011

"There's murder and mayhem in Pete Hamill's latest novel, TABLOID CITY, but the real victim in his book is the print journalism that Hamill knows and loves so well. This ticking time bomb of a novel is about the end of a form of daily storytelling in which America's big cities are like small towns -- their recognizable casts of characters, dramas and moral struggles playing out on a slightly bigger, more complex stage." - Susan Salter Reynolds 05/08/2011

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0278
Product attributePublisher:   Back Bay Books
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