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A friend is a gift you give yourself / William Boyle.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Cormorant LINK Site||BOY (Text)||33500013012372||New||Available||-|
|Moorhead Public Library||BOY (Text)||33500013012364||New||Checked out||07/29/2019|
- ISBN: 9781643130583
- ISBN: 1643130587
- Physical Description: 302 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York : Pegasus Crime, 2019.
- Copyright: ©2018
|Summary, etc.:|| An unlikely trio of women in New York find themselves banding together to escape the clutches of an unhinged Mafia enforcer.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 January #1
*Starred Review* Boyle's follow-up to the well-received The Lonely Witness (2018) is being promoted as Goodfellas meets Thelma and Louise, and this is one bit of marketing hype that pretty much works. The novel incorporates the snappy timing of both those films, and the Elmore Leonardâlike cinematic prose begs for a film adaptation. In a classic screwball-noir opening, Brooklyn Mob widow Rena Ruggiero leaves her neighbor for dead after he makes an unwanted pass, and she beans him with an ashtray, fleeing in the neighbor's most prized possession, a 1962 Chevy Impala. The wackiness continues after Rena arrives at the Bronx home of her daughter, Adrienne, only to be turned away. But here comes Adrienne's neighbor Lacey "Wolfie" Wolfstein, retired porn star and grifter, to the rescue, taking in Rena and her granddaughter, Lucia, who is on the outs from Adrienne. Then Adrienne is gunned down right in front of the three women, and Rena swaps the Impala for another classic car, an Eldorado belonging to Adrienne's boyfriend, Richie, who left a half-million dollars swiped from the Mob in the trunk. We knew this had to end in a road trip, and, sure enough, Rena, Wolfie, and Lucia, after piling into the Caddy, head for the fast lane, as the trio bonds out of fear and respect for each other's determination. Better floor it, Wolfie! Mob henchman Hammer Dude is on your tail. Recommend this triumph of moral ambiguity to fans of black humor, including that of Carl Hiaasen and Dennis Lehane, in addition to Leonard. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
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