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  • Title: The Disappearing Body
  • Author: David Grand
  • ISBN: 9780385500340
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Hardcover

  • The Disappearing Body By David Grand At once a noir thriller and a literary excursion into urban America between the wars, The Disappearing Body is a tale of drug dealing and union busting, murder and mayhem on both sides of the law that combines the atmospheric richness of Dashiell Hammett and the irresistible, subversive humor of Thomas Pynchon.When Victor Ribe, an ex junkie and World War I veteran, is mystAt once a noir thriller and a literary excursion into urban America between the wars, The Disappearing Body is a tale of drug dealing and union busting, murder and mayhem on both sides of the law that combines the atmospheric richness of Dashiell Hammett and the irresistible, subversive humor of Thomas Pynchon.When Victor Ribe, an ex junkie and World War I veteran, is mysteriously released from prison after serving fifteen years for a murder he didn t commit, the city he returns to is heating up for another kind of war Prohibition has been repealed and the underworld is developing a new source of profits illegal heroin trafficking Meanwhile, the city s legitimate industries are launching an offensive against unionization and the specter of Communism and they re not above fighting dirty When Victor s old Army buddy Freddy Stillman, a munitions salesman, reports a murder but can t explain why the body has disappeared, he unwittingly pulls himself and Victor into this bewildering swirl of corruption It is a conspiracy that encompasses everyone from a rising politician who may have just run into the end of his career to a young journalist driven as much by the nonstop energy of the Metro desk as she is by the mystery of her father s suicide in the book s vast, noir cityscape.David Grand, whose first novel, Louse, transformed the last days of Howard Hughes into compelling fiction, works the same dark magic here, weaving suspenseful mystery into his stunning, perversely hilarious portrait of the corruption, ambition, passion, and innocence of post Prohibition America.
    David Grand
    David Grand is the author of Louse, a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year, and The Disappearing Body, which Bookforum described as satirical noir at its mesmerizing best Grand received his MFA from New York University, where he held the Fellowship in Fiction and studied with E.L Doctorow His writing has appeared in anthologies as well as The New York Times Magazine, Travel and Leisure, BlackBook, and elsewhere He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and twin sons.

    The Disappearing Body By David Grand

    Commentaires:

    Jeff
    This writing was very uneven with a number of details thrown in seemingly to add some color to the story The story kind of comes together at the end, but it was just too uneven to follow closely.

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