The Sweet Forever (Paperback)

George Pelecanos

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

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.

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ISBN: 9781852427368

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

Subject: Crime, Fiction

George Pelecanos

George Pelecanos

George Pelecanos was born in Washington, DC in 1957. He has worked as producer, writer and story editor for the acclaimed and award-winning US crime series, The Wire<i>; his writing for the show earned him an Emmy nomination. He is the author of fifteen crime novels set in and around Washington, DC. The Big Blowdown was the recipient of the International Crime Novel of the Year award in both Germany and Japan; King Suckerman was shortlisted for the Gold Dagger Award in the UK. His short fiction has appeared in Esquire and the collections Unusual Suspects and Best American Mystery Stories of 1997. He is an award-winning journalist and pop-culture essayist who has written for the Washington Post. Pelecanos has also been involved in the production of several feature films. Most recently he has written an adaptation of King Suckerman for Dimension Films, and was co-writer on Paid in Full. Pelecanos lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife and three children.

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