Fiction SHANNON BURKE Black Flies

ISBN 13: 9780099535492

Black Flies

3.71 avg rating
( 699 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780099535492: Black Flies

Novelist Shannon Burke earned stunning reviews for his debut book, Safelight, and now he returns with the same minimalist intensity in this arresting follow-up. Black Flies is the story of paramedic Ollie Cross and his first year on the job in mid-'90s New York. It is a ground's eye view of life on the streets: the shoot-outs, the bad cops, unhinged medics, the hopeless patients, the dark humor in bizarre circumstances, and one medic's struggle to balance his desire to help against his own growing callousness. It is the story of lives that hang in the balance, and of a single job with a misdiagnosed newborn that sends Cross and his partner into a life-changing struggle between good and evil.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

"Burke's evocation of early 1990s New York is dead-on, as is the burnout and despair of paramedics who can't afford to understand or empathize with those they are tasked to treat. No wonder lines are crossed and consequences are enormous."

About the Author:

Shannon Burke is a novelist and screenwriter, and has worked as a paramedic in Harlem. He lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Shannon Burke
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 0099535491 ISBN 13: 9780099535492
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. After failing to get into medical school, Ollie Cross takes a job as a paramedic in Harlem. Ashamed of his middle-class roots and eager to fit in, he adopts a tough-guy persona which carries him through the dark days on the streets- the shoot-outs, the bad cops, the unhinged medics and hopeless patients. But the daily horrors begin to take their toll and, as his personal life starts to unravel, even Ollie can t tell who he is anymore. Black Flies is a gripping and unforgettable novel about indelible experiences, friendship in extreme conditions, deterioration and redemption. Bookseller Inventory # AB99780099535492

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Shannon Burke
Published by Vintage (2010)
ISBN 10: 0099535491 ISBN 13: 9780099535492
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2010. Book Condition: New. 2010. Paperback. Tells the story of paramedic Ollie Cross and his first year on the job in mid-1990s Harlem. This title offers a ground's eye view of life on the streets: the shoot-outs, the bad cops, unhinged medics, and one medic's fight to balance his instinct to help against the growing callousness within him that witnessing daily horrors seems to encourage. Num Pages: 192 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 132 x 11. Weight in Grams: 146. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099535492

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Shannon Burke
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 0099535491 ISBN 13: 9780099535492
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. After failing to get into medical school, Ollie Cross takes a job as a paramedic in Harlem. Ashamed of his middle-class roots and eager to fit in, he adopts a tough-guy persona which carries him through the dark days on the streets- the shoot-outs, the bad cops, the unhinged medics and hopeless patients. But the daily horrors begin to take their toll and, as his personal life starts to unravel, even Ollie can t tell who he is anymore. Black Flies is a gripping and unforgettable novel about indelible experiences, friendship in extreme conditions, deterioration and redemption. Bookseller Inventory # AB99780099535492

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Shannon Burke
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099535491 ISBN 13: 9780099535492
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Book Condition: New. 2010. Paperback. Tells the story of paramedic Ollie Cross and his first year on the job in mid-1990s Harlem. This title offers a ground's eye view of life on the streets: the shoot-outs, the bad cops, unhinged medics, and one medic's fight to balance his instinct to help against the growing callousness within him that witnessing daily horrors seems to encourage. Num Pages: 192 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 132 x 11. Weight in Grams: 146. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780099535492

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Shannon Burke
Published by Random House
ISBN 10: 0099535491 ISBN 13: 9780099535492
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House. Book Condition: New. pp. 192. Bookseller Inventory # 5593641

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Shannon Burke
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099535491 ISBN 13: 9780099535492
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780099535492

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Shannon Burke
Published by Vintage (2010)
ISBN 10: 0099535491 ISBN 13: 9780099535492
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Zarak Books
(Norwich, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand new copy. Bookseller Inventory # 036701

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.25
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Burke, Shannon
Published by Random House (2010)
ISBN 10: 0099535491 ISBN 13: 9780099535492
New Quantity Available: 8
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House, 2010. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # F4-9780099535492

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
3.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

SHANNON BURKE
Published by Vintage (2010)
ISBN 10: 0099535491 ISBN 13: 9780099535492
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0099535491

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Shannon Burke
Published by Vintage (2010)
ISBN 10: 0099535491 ISBN 13: 9780099535492
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 192 pages. 7.80x5.08x0.51 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0099535491

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book