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Dodgers

Label
Dodgers
Title
Dodgers
Statement of responsibility
Bill Beverly
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the British Book Award for Best Crime & Thriller Novel 2017Winner of the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger Award 2016Winner of the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016Winner of the LA Times Book Prize 2017Shortlisted for the British Book Award for Overall Book of the Year 2017Shortlisted for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel 2017Shortlisted for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction 2017'This is - quite simply - one of the best books I've read in a VERY long time' – Don Winslow'One of the best literary crime novels you will read in your lifetime' – Donald Ray PollockDodgers is a dark, unforgettable coming-of-age journey that recalls the very best of Richard Price, Denis Johnson, and J.D. Salinger.When East, a low-level lookout for a Los Angeles drug organisation, loses his watch house in a police raid, his boss recruits him for a very different job: a road trip - straight down the middle of white, rural America - to assassinate a judge in Wisconsin.Having no choice, East and a crew of untested boys - including his trigger-happy younger brother, Ty - leave the only home they've ever known in a nondescript blue van, with a roll of cash, a map and a gun they shouldn't have.Along the way, the country surprises East. The blood on his hands isn't the blood he expects. And he reaches places where only he can decide which way to go - or which person to become.By way of The Wire and in the spirit of Scott Smith's A Simple Plan and Richard Price's Clockers, Dodgers is itself something entirely original: a gripping literary crime novel with a compact cast whose intimate story opens up to become a reflection on the nature of belonging and reinvention.'Told in precise, economical prose, Bill Beverly's debut novel Dodgers is well worth the read' – Guardian'A road movie, a coming-of-age tale, a crime novel of gritty realism and a hugely impressive debut' – Irish Times'Violent, insightful and beautifully written' – Metro'An intense, dangerous debut' – Express'Exposes the real fears and deep sadness of teenagers who grow up in a world of poverty, drugs and violence' – Times
Summary
East, a Los Angeles gang member who works as a lookout, is only 16 when he's sent to Wisconsin as part of a group to kill a witness hiding out there. Along with three other teens (including his younger brother), he must traverse an entirely alien America, where as young black men they stand out far more than they did in L.A. Observant and cautious, East is a complex character, one who is good at what he does but not entirely hardened by his life. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
Pace
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2016.
  • Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year, 2016
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery or Thriller, 2016.
  • New Blood Dagger Award, 2016
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2016
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10461299
Cataloging source
BT
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Beverly, Bill
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • African American Fiction
  • Literature
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
Dodgers
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a1582846-3a3f-4128-a715-ec1b061ebdd0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781843447795
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Dodgers
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a1582846-3a3f-4128-a715-ec1b061ebdd0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781843447795
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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