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    DescriptionOn the same day that Roy Cady is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he senses that his boss, a dangerous loan-sharking bar-owner, wants him dead. Roy is alert to the possibility that a routine assignment could be a deathtrap. Yet what the would-be killers do to Roy Cady is not the same as what he does to them, and after a smoking spasm of violence, they are mostly dead and he is mostly alive. Before Roy makes his getaway, he realizes there are two women in the apartment, one of them still breathing, and he sees something in her frightened, defiant eyes that causes a fateful decision. He takes her with him as he goes on the run from New Orleans to Galveston, Texas--an action as ill-advised as it is inescapable. The girl's name is Rocky, and she is too young, too tough, too sexy--and far too much trouble. Roy, Rocky, and her sister hide in the battered seascape of Galveston's country-western bars and seedy hotels, a world of treacherous drifters, pickup trucks, and ashed-out hopes. Recalling the moody violence of the early novels of Cormac McCarthy and Denis Johnson, this powerful, potent, and atmospheric thriller is impossible to put down.


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    Title
    Galveston
    Subtitle
    A Novel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nic Pizzolatto, Narrator Michael Kramer
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400117567
    ISBN 10: 1400117569
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: THR
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FH
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Approval Code: P26900000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51110
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SOUTH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 36
    B&T Approval Code: A23400000
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/TEXAS, CULT/MIDSTH, LOCL/TXGALV
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: F8
    Ingram Subject Code: JM
    Libri: I-JM
    BISAC V2.8: FIC031000
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    22 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Nic Pizzolatto has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award, and his story collection "Between Here and the Yellow Sea" was named by "Poets & Writers Magazine" one of the top five fiction debuts of the year. Audiobook veteran Michael Kramer has recorded more than two hundred audiobooks for trade publishers and many more for the Library of Congress Talking Books program. An "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner and an Audie Award nominee, he earned a "Publishers Weekly" Listen-Up Award for his reading of "Savages" by Don Winslow.
    Review quote
    "Galveston is a roman noir to its scuffed boot heels. If there's a guiding principle that whispers in the ear of every reader of great noir, it's this: Things will not end well." ---Dennis Lehane, The New York Times