Set in the tough and sleazy Mexican city of Oaxaca, Harry and Rae attempt to spring Rae's brother from jail. They soon become involved in a nightmare situation of violence and deceit. Previous titles by the same author include "Rock Springs", "A Piece of my Heart" and "The Sportswriter".
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In this novel of menace and eroticism, Richard Ford updates the tradition of Conrad for the age of cocaine smuggling. The setting is Oaxaca, Mexico, where Harry Quinn has come to free his girlfriend's brother, Sonny, from Jail and, ideally, to get him away form the suavely sadistic drug dealer who suspects Sonny of having cheated him.
"His prose has a taut, cinematic quality that bathes his story with the same hot, mercilessly white light that scorches Mexico."--"New York Times Book Review
Richard Ford was born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1944. He has published five novels and two previous collections of stories. His novel, Independence Day was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and, two weeks later, the PEN/Faulkner award for Fiction, the first time the same book has won both prizes.
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Book Description The Harvill Press, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110002718537
Book Description The Harvill Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0002718537 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0000618