Shoot the Piano Player

Shoot the Piano Player

Book - 1990
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Once upon a time Eddie played concert piano to reverent audiences at Carnegie Hall. Now he bangs out honky-tonk for drunks in a dive in Philadelphia. But then two people walk into Eddie's life--the first promising Eddie a future, the other dragging him back into a treacherous past.

Shoot the Piano Player is a bittersweet and nerve-racking exploration of different kinds of loyalty: the kind a man owes his family, no matter how bad that family is; the kind a man owes a woman; and, ultimately, the loyalty he owes himself. The result is a moody thriller that, like the best hard-boiled fiction, carries a moral depth charge.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1990, c1956
ISBN: 9780679732549
0679732543
Characteristics: 158 p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Down there

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thebigp2012 Apr 23, 2015

My favorite David Goodis novel. Powerful story that ebbs and flows, strong characters with great depth of emotion. David Goodis and Jim Thompson own this genre of writing.

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