The Man Who Came Uptown by George P. Pelecanos audiobook

The Man Who Came Uptown

By George P. Pelecanos
Read by James Shippy

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549145865

  • ISBN: 9781549145841

  • ISBN: 9781549120411

Runtime: 7.02 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times Best Crime Novel of 2018

A USA Today Pick of New Mysteries for Fall

An Amazon Best Book of the Month Selection in Mysteries and Thrillers

A BookPage Top Pick for September

A Booklist Pick of the Best New Books of the Week

In bestselling and Emmy-nominated writer George Pelecanos’ thrilling new novel, an ex-con must choose between the man who got him out and the woman who showed him another path.

Michael Hudson spends the long days in prison devouring books given to him by the prison’s librarian, a young woman named Anna who develops a soft spot for her best student. Anna keeps passing Michael books until one day he disappears, suddenly released after a private detective manipulated a witness in Michael’s trial.

Outside, Michael encounters a Washington, DC that has changed a lot during his time locked up. Once shady storefronts are now trendy beer gardens and flower shops. But what hasn’t changed is the hard choice between the temptation of crime and doing what’s right. Trying to balance his new job, his love of reading, and the debt he owes to the man who got him released, Michael struggles to figure out his place in this new world before he loses control.

Smart and fast-paced, The Man Who Came Uptown brings Washington, DC to life in a high-stakes story of tough choices.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Pelecanos is a great storyteller and this is a shrewd, lean, martini-smooth suspense novel, with a nuanced portrayal of Washington’s gentrification.” USA Today
“Pelecanos finds the humanity in the lowest of lowlifes…Pelecanos’ peppery dialogue energizes every page.” Chicago Tribune
“A modern storytelling master’s paean to the power of books, literature, librarians, and booksellers.” NPR
“This is a book about love of family, about the stresses that can lure almost anyone into crime, and about how hard it can be for someone [to] make it on the outside.” Associated Press
“Character-driven, rich, complex and laden with the Washington, DC, lore for which Pelecanos is deservedly famous…One of the best mystery writers working today.” BookPage
“[In] this unforgettable novel of crime, redemption, and the transformative power of the written word…Pelecanos shows that doing the right thing isn’t always the easiest option…This is the work of a master storyteller at the top of his game.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The thriller plot is taut and suspenseful, as jolting as it is carefully nuanced…[with] Pelecanos’ focus on character, on his ability to show the richness and depth of his people, as well as their often heartbreaking yearning for something more.” Booklist (starred review)
“Using his customary knowing dialogue and stripped-down, soulful prose, Pelecanos skillfully, sensitively works the urban frontier where the problems and stresses of everyday life cross the line into the sort of criminal behavior that could tempt anyone—anyone at all.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: George P. Pelecanos

Author Bio: George P. Pelecanos

George Pelecanos is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels set in and around Washington, DC. His works have earned him the Raymond Chandler Award in Italy, the Falcon Award in Japan, and the Grand Prix Du Roman Noir in France. He is also an independent-film producer, an essayist, and a producer and Emmy-nominated writer of the HBO hit series The Wire. He writes for the acclaimed HBO series Treme.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 7.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English