Live by Night

Live by Night

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Joe Coughlin is nineteen when he meets Emma Gould. A smalltime thief in 1920s Boston, he is told to cuff her while his accomplices raid the casino she works for. But Joe falls in love with Emma - and his life changes for ever.That meeting is the beginning of Joe's journey to becoming one of the nation's most feared and respected gangsters. It is a journey beset by violence, double-crossing, drama and pain. And it is a journey into the soul of prohibition-era America...A powerful, deeply moving novel, Live By Night is a tour-de-force by Dennis Lehane, writer on The Wire and author of modern classics such as Shutter Island, Gone, Baby, Gone and The Given Day.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 416 pages
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Little, Brown
  • United Kingdom
  • Digital original
  • 0748124179
  • 9780748124176

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Exciting, sexy and atmospheric. Lehane's combination of dark deeds, graceful prose and sassy dialogue ensures it succeeds * Sunday Times *show more

About Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane has had several of his New York Times bestselling novels made into films, such as Gone, Baby, Gone, Mystic River, Shutter Island, and The Drop. He has won the Shamus Award for Best First Novel, the Edgar, Anthony and Barry awards for Best Novel and the Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction. His work has been translated into twenty-two languages. He was born and raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and he and his wife Angie currently live in California with their children.show more

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17,811 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 26% (4,632)
4 44% (7,917)
3 23% (4,173)
2 5% (869)
1 1% (220)
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