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King Suckerman - a book by Pelecanos, George P.

King Suckerman

A Novel

King Suckerman( )
Author: Pelecanos, George P.
ISBN:978-0-316-23513-6
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Little Brown & Company
Imprint:Back Bay Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $15.00
Book Description:

In the summer of 1976, the nation's capital is gearing up for the Bicentennial. Captain Beefheart's on the eight-track, and the hot new film "King Suckerman" has everyone talking. Two knockaround guys named Clay and Karras are out looking for trouble when they stumble onto a drug deal gone bad and end up with a pile of money that isn't theirs. When the well-armed dealer starts spilling blood to get to the cash, Clay and Karras must take a stand, go straight, and get justice--or maybe...
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Book Details
Pages:304
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.25 x 0.75 Inches
Book Weight:0.6 Pounds
Author Biography
Pelecanos, George P. (Author)
George P. Pelecanos was born in Washington, D.C. on February 18, 1957. Before becoming an author, he worked as a line cook, dishwasher, bartender, and woman's shoe salesman. His first novel, A Firing Offense, was published in 1992. His other books include Nick's Trip, Shoedog, King Suckerman, Right as Rain, Hard Revolution, Drama City, The Night Gardener, and What It Was. He has received numerous awards including the Raymond Chandler award in Italy, the Falcon award in Japan, and the Grand Prix Du Roman Noir in France. Hell to Pay and Soul Circus were awarded the 2003 and 2004 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes.

He has served as producer on the feature films Caught (1996), Whatever (1998) and BlackMale (1999). He was a producer, writer, and story editor for the HBO series, The Wire, which won the Peabody Award and the AFI Award. He was also a writer and co-producer on the HBO World War II miniseries The Pacific and an executive producer and writer on the HBO series Treme.

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