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Anderson, Kent, 1945- author. (Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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  • ISBN: 9780316466806
  • ISBN: 0316466808
  • Physical Description: ix, 340 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books, an imprint of Little Brown and Company, 2018.

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Summary, etc.: An Oakland, California police officer is torn between his duties and his friendships after an off-duty shooting.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 January #1
    *Starred Review* Anderson doesn't publish much, but when he does, it's something to remember. This is his third novel about Officer Hanson, whose life pretty much parallels the author's own: a tour in Vietnam (Sympathy for the Devil, 1987), followed by work as a patrol cop with the Portland, Oregon, police department (Night Dogs, 1996), a stint as an English professor, and then a return to policing, this time with the Oakland PD in the crack-ridden 1980s. Anderson picks up the story in Oakland, where Hanson is riding solo through the city's meanest streets, earning grudging respect from the largely African American residents for his refusal to behave like every other cop and alienating his fellow officers for the same reason. The novel's episodic structure follows Hanson on his beat, and in the accretion of incidents, Anderson shows just how hard it is to be a good cop, to put mediation before violence, to solve disputes rather than setting a flame to them. From night to night, four figures keep popping up, like themes in a fugue: a bike-riding teen called Weegee; his aunt, Libya, to whom Hanson is attracted; a drug kingpin who befriends Hanson and tries to hire him; and a black rabbit that may be real and may not. All four come together in a wrenching finale that functions almost cathartically for both Hanson and the reader, a release from the emotional tension that has been building throughout the story. It is perhaps the perfect time for an honest, realistic, unflinching portrayal of a good cop, and Anderson delivers just that. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kent Anderson is a U.S. Special Forces veteran who served in Vietnam and a former police officer in Portland, Oregon, and Oakland, California. With an MFA in creative writing from the University of Montana, he has taught college-level English and written screenplays. His two previous novels, Sympathy for the Devil and the New York Times Notable Book Night Dogs, both feature Hanson. Anderson may be the only person in U.S. history to have won two NEA grants for creative writing as well as two Bronze Stars. He lives in New Mexico.

Subject: Police > Fiction.
Veterans > Fiction.
Oakland (Calif.) > Fiction.
Police > Fiction.
Veterans > Fiction.
Oakland (Calif) > Fiction.
California > Oakland.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
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