Dodgers

Bill Beverly

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd

Published: 8th Dec '16

£12.99

When East, a low-level lookout for a Los Angeles drug organisation, loses his watch house in a police raid, his boss recruits him for a very different job: a road trip – straight down the middle of white, rural America – to assassinate a judge in Wisconsin. Having no choice, East and a crew of untested boys – including his trigger-happy…

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Description

Winner of the British Book Award for Best Crime and Thriller Novel 2017 Winner of the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger 2016 Winner of the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger 2016 Winner of the LA Times Book Prize 2017 Shortlisted for the British Book Award for Overall Book of the Year 2017 Shortlisted for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel 2017 Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction 2017 Shortlisted for the Barry Award for Best First Novel 2017 When East, a low-level lookout for a Los Angeles drug organisation, loses his watch house in a police raid, his boss recruits him for a very different job: a road trip – straight down the middle of white, rural America – to assassinate a judge in Wisconsin. Having no choice, East and a crew of untested boys – including his trigger-happy younger brother, Ty – leave the only home they’ve ever known in a nondescript blue van, with a roll of cash, a map and a gun they shouldn’t have. By way of The Wire and in the spirit of Scott Smith’s A Simple Plan and Richard Price’s Clockers, Dodgers is itself something entirely original: a gripping literary crime novel with a compact cast whose intimate story opens up to become a reflection on the nature of belonging and reinvention.

Additional information

Dimensions 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 320