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The big blowdown

by George P. Pelecanos

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Washington (D.C.)
    • Subjects:
    • Stefanos, Nick (Fictitious character) -- Fiction,
    • Private investigators -- Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction,
    • Immigrants -- Fiction,
    • Bartenders -- Fiction,
    • Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementGeorge P. Pelecanos.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3566.E354 B54 1996
      The Physical Object
      Pagination313 p. ;
      Number of Pages313
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL815566M
      ISBN 100312142846
      LC Control Number95053148

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      A Firing Offense, Nick's Trip, Shoedog, Down By the River Where the Dead Men Go, The Big Blowdown, King Suckerman, The Sweet Forever, Shame the Devil, Right as Rain, Hell to Pay, Soul Circus, Hard Revolution, Drama City, The Night Gardener, The Turnaround, The Way Home, The Cut, and What It Was. He has been the recipient of the Raymond Chandler. The Big Blowdown. George P. Pelecanos St. Martin's Press Minotaur Books. For Joey Recevo and Pete Karras, two kids from one of Washington's rougher neighborhoods, the easiest work to find after the War is all criminalproviding a little muscle for a local boss. But.

        A Washington ferry makes its way across Puget Sound Friday morning during strong winds that knocked out power to thousands. This weekend's storm is just the latest in a long list of big . The Big Blowdown is the first novel in Pelecanos's acclaimed?Washington Quartet'. - Αγοραπωλησίες Μεταχειρισμένων Βιβλίων. Washington DC, For two local young men, Pete Karras and Joey Recevo, the easiest way to find work after the war is by providing a little muscle for a Author: George P. Pelecanos.


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This is one of Pelecanos early books. The Big Blowdown was published in It already has many of the Pelecanos trademarks that you will still find in his stories 15 years later: camaraderie, cars, violence, smoking and poverty. It is part of the DC Quartet of Pelecanos books published from to Yes, that works out to one a year.4/5.

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Pelecanos follows four mysteries—three about D.C. appliance salesman/barman Nick Stefanos (Down by the River Where the Dead Men Go,etc.)—with this crossover prequel showing the warmly seamy side of Nick's Grill back in Though Nick's Grill provides the turf his heroes can battle over, Nick himself takes a backseat to three even scrappier : George Pelecanos.

One of the well known novel series written by George P. Pelecanos is known as D.C. Quartet. It is comprised of 4 novels in total, which were released between the years and The first book of this series was published under the title of ‘The Big Blowdown’. The Big Blowdown. 72 likes. Promotion de mon blog "The Big Blowdown", consacré aux littératures noires et policières Followers: - Buy The Big Blowdown book online at best prices in India on Read The Big Blowdown book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified orders/5(19).

Much more than just a 'crime novel' (and this is true of his other books as well) The Big Blowdown evokes a time when everthing seemed possible, from great success to 'the Big Blowdown' (atomic annihilation) and tells the story a few immigrant kids whose future turns out to be quite different from any they would have g a Pelecanos book always leaves me feeling as though I 5/5(5).

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In the Big Blowdown, Pelecanos paints a picture of life in DC, with two vets, Karras and Recevo, as the main characters, taking them from their teens to their thirties. As with Pelecanos' other books, the Washington DC setting is a character unto itself.

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George P. Pelecanos (born 18 Feb ) is an American author. Many of his 20 books are in the genre of detective fiction and set primarily in his hometown of Washington, D.C. He is also a film and television producer and a television writer. On television, he frequently collaborates with David Simon, Born: Febru (age 62), Washington, D.C.

The Big Ballad Jamboree; The Big Blowdown; Biggest Elvis: A Novel; Bird Girl and the Man Who Followed the Sun; Black Alley; Bleak Seasons; Blood of the Fold; Bloody Bones (novel) The Book of Mercy; Brian's Winter; By the Shores of Gitchee Gumee.George P.

Pelecanos is an American novelist of detective fiction. His novels usually take place in Washington D.C. (his hometown). His characters include Nick Stefanos, D.C. Quartet and Derek from being an author, Pelecanos also works as .