Galveston

Galveston

A Novel

Paperback - 2011
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After being diagnosed with lung cancer, Roy Cady kills the men hired by his loan shark boss to kill him, and flees to Galveston, Texas with a prostitute and her young sister, where they face more problems.
Publisher: New York :, Scribner,, 2011
Edition: First Scribner trade paperback edition
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781439166666
Branch Call Number: FIC PIZ
Characteristics: 258 pages ; 21 cm

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Pisinga
Oct 06, 2013

After reading the first chapter, I thought I would start talking using a teen slang – putting the word "like" after every word. I also thought that the book is about the fight between gangs. But it was not. Yes, there are fights, but it's not the point. It turned out that the book is pretty good. And well written, conveying human emotions without unnecessary frills. Only the name of the novel "Galveston" could be different, because it sounds like "guide" for tourists. Although, in a way it is - Guide to Galveston, but not to its beaches and hotels for "golden" youngsters, but to the places that show the real side of life of many people, which sometimes bordering with “cloaca” of relations between persons. The novel leaves a strong impression, although heavy.

An excellent debut that brings to mind the best of Daniel Woodrell.

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Oct 07, 2013

“You have to be very careful how you use your memories.”

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