James Sallis Drive

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Much later, as he sat with his back against an inside wall of a Motel 6 just north of Phoenix, watching the pool of blood lap toward him, Driver would wonder whether he had made a terrible mistake. Later still, of course, there'd be no doubt. But for now Driver is, as they say, in the moment. And the moment includes this blood lapping toward him, the pressure of dawn's late light at windows and door, traffic sounds from the interstate nearby, the sound of someone weeping in the next room....
Thus begins Drive, a new novella by one of the nation's most respected and honored writers of noir fiction. Set mostly in Arizona and L.A., the story is, according to Sallis, ...""about a guy who does stunt driving for movies by day and drives for criminals at night. In classic noir fashion, he is double-crossed and, though before he has never participated in the violence ('I drive. That's all.'), he goes after the ones who doublecrossed and tried to kill him.""

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Published in hardcover by Poisoned Pen Press, 2005, 1-59058-181-4

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An Entertainment Weekly Top 10 Fiction Book of 2005

A Washington Post Best Book of 2005

 
Driver works as a stunt driver by day and a getaway driver by night. He drives, that’s all—until he’s double-crossed.
"One stark and stunning tale of murder, treachery, and deceit . . . [Drive] packs a wallop."—Boston Globe


"A perfect piece of noir fiction . . . focus[ing] on those hollowed-out moments when a man’s moral landscape suddenly shifts and he’s plunged into darkness."—The New York Times Book Review


"Imagine the heart of Jim Thompson beating in the poetic chest of James Sallis and you’ll have some idea of the beauty, sadness and power of Drive."—Chicago Tribune


"Bottom line: Drive is a chopped and channeled, foot-to-the-fire-wall, hardboiled ride."—This Week



James Sallis is the author of the Lew Griffin novels and over a dozen other books, including the biography Chester Himes, a New York Times Notable Book. He has been short-listed for the Anthony, Nebula, Edgar, Shamus, and Gold Dagger awards. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

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