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The Big Blowdown

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Published by St. Martin"s Minotaur .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mystery & Detective - General,
  • Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - Mystery/ Detective,
  • Mystery fiction,
  • Mystery/Suspense

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages320
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9344704M
    ISBN 100312242913
    ISBN 109780312242916


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This is one of Pelecanos early books. The Big Blowdown was published in It already has many of the Pelecanos trademarks that you will still find in his stories 15 years later: camaraderie, cars, violence, smoking and poverty.

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Pelecanos follows four mysteries—three about D.C. appliance salesman/barman Nick Stefanos (Down by the River Where the Dead Men Go,etc.)—with this crossover prequel showing the warmly seamy side of Nick's Grill back in Though Nick's Grill provides the turf his heroes can battle over, Nick himself takes a backseat to three even scrappier : George Pelecanos.

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Much more than just a 'crime novel' (and this is true of his other books as well) The Big Blowdown evokes a time when everthing seemed possible, from great success to 'the Big Blowdown' (atomic annihilation) and tells the story a few immigrant kids whose future turns out to be quite different from any they would have g a Pelecanos book always leaves me feeling as though I 5/5(5).

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In the Big Blowdown, Pelecanos paints a picture of life in DC, with two vets, Karras and Recevo, as the main characters, taking them from their teens to their thirties. As with Pelecanos' other books, the Washington DC setting is a character unto itself.

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George P. Pelecanos (born 18 Feb ) is an American author. Many of his 20 books are in the genre of detective fiction and set primarily in his hometown of Washington, D.C.

He is also a film and television producer and a television writer. On television, he frequently collaborates with David Simon, Born: Febru (age 62), Washington, D.C.

The Big Ballad Jamboree; The Big Blowdown; Biggest Elvis: A Novel; Bird Girl and the Man Who Followed the Sun; Black Alley; Bleak Seasons; Blood of the Fold; Bloody Bones (novel) The Book of Mercy; Brian's Winter; By the Shores of Gitchee Gumee. George P. Pelecanos is an American novelist of detective fiction.

His novels usually take place in Washington D.C. (his hometown). His characters include Nick Stefanos, D.C. Quartet and Derek from being an author, Pelecanos also works as. Hell to Pay was the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Book Award.

The Big Blowdown won the International Crime Novel of the Year award in France, Germany, and Japan. His short fiction has appeared in Esquire and the collections Unusual Suspects, Best American Mystery Stories ofMeasure of Poison, and Best American Mystery Stories of.

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Pelecanos. George Pelecanos, son of a Greek immigrant, is a no-bullshit, big-hearted guy. He is also, sincethe author of 12 crime novels: A Firing Offense, Nick’s Trip, Shoedog, Down the By The River Where the Dead Men Go, The Big Blowdown, King Suckerman, The Sweet Forever, Shame and the Devil, the Derek Strange trilogy: Right As Rain, Hell to Pay, Soul Circus, and his latest Hard Revolution.

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The book’s protagonist is Karras’ father. Readers should never underestimate what it takes to. Bestselling crime novelist George Pelecanos has written 20 books and counting (Hell to Pay, Hard Revolution, The Big Blowdown), wrote and produced the HBO series The Wire, and picked up an Emmy nomination along the he hasn’t fled to New York.

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