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Author Pelecanos, George P., author.

Title The martini shot : a novella and stories / George Pelecanos.

Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Bradley PL Adult Fiction - BRBB-2  FIC PEL    AVAILABLE
 Cherry Valley PLD Adult Fiction - CHVY-11  F PEL    DUE 12-10-20
 DeKalb PL Adult Fiction - DKLY-12  FIC PEL    AVAILABLE
 Kankakee PL First Floor - KKBB-2  FIC PELECANOS    AVAILABLE
 Manteno PL Adult Fiction - MNBB-2  F PELECANOS    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Fiction - MPLG-6  FIC PEL    AVAILABLE
 Nippersink PLD Adult Fiction - NPLY-11  F PEL    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Fiction - NSLY-11  F PELECANOS    AVAILABLE
 Plano CLD Adult Fiction - PDBB-4  F PELECANOS    AVAILABLE
 Reddick Lib Adult Fiction - RLBB-3  F PEL    AVAILABLE

Edition First edition.
Description 295 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents The confidential informant -- Chosen -- String music -- When you're hungry -- Miss Mary's room -- Plastic Paddy -- The dead their eyes implore us -- The martini shot.
Summary "Short stories and a novella from one of crime fiction's most revered writers. Whether they're cops or conmen, savage killers or creative types, gangsters or God-fearing citizens, George Pelecanos' characters are always engaged in a fight for their lives. They fight to advance or simply to survive; they fight against odds, against enemies, even against themselves. In this, his first collection of stories, the acclaimed novelist introduces readers to a vivid and eclectic cast of combatants. A seasoned claims investigator tracks a supposedly dead man from Miami to Brazil, only to be thrown off his game by a kid from the local slum. An aging loser takes a last stab at respectability by becoming a police informant. A Greek-American couple adopts an interracial trio of sons and then struggles to keep their family together, giving us a stirring bit of background on one of Pelecanos' most beloved protagonists, Spero Lucas. In the title novella - which takes its name from Hollywood slang for the last shot of the day, the one that comes before the liquor shots begin - we go behind the scenes of a television cop show, where a writer gets caught up in a drama more real than anything he could have conjured for a script. By turns heartbreaking and humane, brutal and funny, these finely constructed tales expose the violence and striving beneath the surface of any city and within any human heart. Tough, sexy, fast-paced, and crackling with energy, The Martini Shot is Pelecanos at his very best"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Investigations -- Fiction.
Informers -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- Fiction.
Adoption -- Fiction.
Television cop shows -- Fiction.
FICTION / Short Stories (single author).
FICTION / Crime.
Genre/Form Short stories.
Noir fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Added Title Works. Selections
ISBN 9780316284370 (hardback)
0316284378 (hardback)

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