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    DescriptionFrom the creator of the hit HBO series True Detective comes a powerful, gleaming-dark thriller rich with Southern atmosphere. Roy Cady is by his own admission 'a bad man'. With a snow flurry of cancer in his lungs and no one to live for, he's a walking time-bomb of violence. Following a fling with his boss's lover, he's sent on a routine assignment he knows is a death trap. Yet after a smoking spasm of violence, Roy's would-be killers are mostly dead and he is mostly alive. Before Roy makes his getaway, he finds a beaten-up woman in the apartment, and sees something in her frightened, defiant eyes that causes a crucial decision. He takes her with him on the run from New Orleans to Galveston, Texas, permanently entwining their fate along a highway of seedy bars and fleabag hotels, a world of treacherous drifters, pick-up trucks, and ashed-out hopes, with death just a car-length behind. Nic Pizzolatto's highly acclaimed, Edgar Award-nominated thriller announces the arrival of a major new talent for fans of Dennis Lehane, James Lee Burke and Breaking Bad.


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    Title
    Galveston
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nic Pizzolatto
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780751557084
    ISBN 10: 0751557080
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: THR
    BIC subject category V2: FH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    BISAC V2.8: FIC031000, FIC030000
    Thema V1.0: FH
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Sphere
    Publication date
    27 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Nic Pizzolatto is the creator of the hit HBO series True Detective, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, for which he is creator, executive producer, and sole writer. His fiction has appeared in The Atlantic, The Oxford American, The Missouri Review, The Iowa Review, Best American Mystery Stories and several other publications. His work has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award, and his story collection Between Here and the Yellow Sea was named by Poets & Writer's Magazine as one of the top five fiction debuts of the year. His first novel, Galveston, was a finalist for the Barnes and Noble 2010 Discover Award and the Edgar Award for best first novel; it won the Spur Award, and received the Prix de Premier Roman L'Etranger for best first novel (foreign) from the French Academy. He has taught at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, The University of Chicago, and DePauw University. nicpizzolatto.com
    Review quote
    An often incandescent fever dream of low-rent, unbearable beauty ... "Galveston," in its authenticity and fearless humanism, recalls only the finest examples of the form -- Dennis Lehane The New York Times Galveston is an assured debut full of hard truths, a throwback novel that ends up shouldering the noir genre forward Chuck Hogan A carefully crafted work shrouded in dark Southern landscapes Time Out Chicago Not for the faint-hearted ... a strong, gritty crime novel that marks Pizzolatto out as a rising star of the genre. Herald Sun