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This is an auction for THE WAY HOME by George Pelecanos. review:

"Pelecanos’ last novel, The Turnaround (2008), reflected a sea change for the celebrated author, one that has been gathering strength over the last few years. Rather than following the downward track of characters trapped in the inner-city quicksand of poverty, ignorance, and prejudice, he would tell stories about individuals who, through a combination of luck, circumstance, and determination, were able to chart new courses for themselves. This time it’s Chris Flynn, a "bad kid" from a good family in Washington, D.C., who endures the soul-deadening experience of juvenile prison but, with the help of caring parents, emerges with a chance at a life outside the cycle of violence into which he fell as a teenager. Pelecanos has always been a master at building tension through a sense of inevitability, showing his readers the collision course down which his characters careen while at the same time making us feel their powerlessness to jerk the wheel. Now, as in The Turnaround, Pelecanos charts two parallel courses: the collision to come and a possible "way home." THE WAY HOME packs a strong emotional wallop while reminding us that it’s possible to tell stories of tentative hope with the same unflinching honesty as those of utter hopelessness."

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Hardback 2009.

323 pages.

Very good condition.

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