The Sweet Forever by George P. Pelecanos audiobook

The Sweet Forever: A Novel

By George P. Pelecanos
Read by Cary Hite

By George P. Pelecanos
Read by Cary Hite

Hachette Book Group 9780316691093

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781478951469

  • ISBN: 9781478951438

  • ISBN: 9781478951452

Runtime: 10.87 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Publishers Weekly Best Book, 1998

A bold, brilliant tale of mystery, revenge, and survival in the 1980s, when cocaine and money ruled the city streets and even the good guys wanted a piece of the action

It's March madness and the college boys are playing basketball on television. But on the streets of DC, the homeboys are dealing, dissing, and dying. From behind plate glass, with a 1980s backbeat pounding in his brain, Marcus Clay watches it all happen, and prays that he can make a go with his downtown record store. Then a car comes careening down U Street, and what Marcus sees next will plunge him into the middle of a war.

A drug runner is decapitated in the crash. A bystander—a white boy desperate to buy a woman's love—snatches a bag of cash from the wreck, and a prince of crime wants it back. For Marcus' buddy, Dimitri Karras, the mayhem is a chance to make a score. For a pair of dirty cops, it's a chance to get free. And for dozens of lives swept up into the maelstrom, it's just springtime in America's capital, where the game is played for keeps.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“You can’t put this book down or out of mind. It is one of the best novels I have read in years.” Michael Connelly, New York Times bestselling author of The Fifth Witness
The Sweet Forever captures with an astonishing sense of immediacy that defining moment in the breakdown of a neighborhood when good and evil have an equal chance to win the field.” New York Times Book Review
“A tremendously detailed and emotionally powerful crime novel.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“[Pelacanos’] evocation of Washington’s inner city in the ‘80s—the music, cars, clothes, attitudes—serves as an effective entree into the troubled heads and hearts of his characters…The real drama in this  near-perfect urban tragedy comes not in the blood-splattered shootout  between rogue cops and cornered drug-dealers but in the soul-wearying struggle of Pelecanos’ people to avoid being engulfed by the waste that surrounds them.” Booklist (starred review)
“Pelecanos is that rare bird among Washington novelists, a writer who loves and knows the city he writes about.” Publishers Weekly
“Lots of street action, adroit juxtapositioning of good and evil characters, and raw action make this a good choice.” Library Journal
“[A] compulsively readable entertainer.” 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: 10.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English