The Sweet Forever

Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Pages: 304
Subject: Fiction, Crime

The Sweet Forever

George Pelecanos

Paperback
9781852427368 (12 Oct 2000)
£7.99

About the book

It's 1986 and Washington DC is being torn apart by the cocaine trade. The Mayor is too busy chasing coke and hookers to care, and the police force is manned by corrupt rednecks like Richard 'King' Tutt. Down in the neighborhoods, black children are shooting each other over nickel bags and the outside world just doesn't care. The only man prepared to do anything about it is Marcus Clay whose new record store - Real Right Records - is in the heart of the ghetto. Business is okay. What isn't okay is that his wife has thrown him out and his best friend, Dimitri Karras, is hitting the recreational substances way too hard.

About the author

George P. Pelecanos is the author of eleven crime novels including the 'Nick Stefanos Trilogy' and the 'Washington DC Quartet'. Hell to Pay won the best novel of The Gumshoe Awards 2002. King Suckerman was shortlisted for the 1998 Crime Writers' Association Golden Dagger Award. As an independent film producer, George Pelecanos has handled the movies of the Coen Brothers and other cutting edge movie mavericks.

Reviews

The real deal; a dirty, human slice of raw American life... Pelecanos has joined James Lee Burke and Lawrence Block at the high table of contemporary crime greats

- The Times

Volcanic, violent, exhilarating, it is also poignant and savagely tender... Gritty and flawlessly paced, this is the finest novel I've read this year

- Dennis Lehane

Pelecanos is a star... Tough, streetwise, hip, cool, with a soundtrack of classic soul and rock. What more do you need to know?

- Independent on Sunday

Additional Information

Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Pages: 304
Subject: Fiction, Crime

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