Elliot Chaze Black Wings Has My Angel

ISBN 13: 9781933618432

Black Wings Has My Angel

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9781933618432: Black Wings Has My Angel

An acknowledged cult classic, Bill Pronzini makes a convincing argument that Black Wings Has My Angel is really a literary novel operating under the guise of a crime novel. The book is less about plot than the completely convincing characterizations.

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About the Author:

Elliot Chaze was a well-regarded novelist and newspaper man who lived in the Mississippi area. His two forays into crime fiction, Black Wings Has My Angel and Wettermark, are considered classics. Joe Sevello is n illustrator whose covers for crime novels have received much admiration. He is perhaps best known for the covers he did for Dennis McMillan publications.


An astonishingly well written literary novel that just happened to be about (or roundabout) a crime. --Oxford American

The protagonist, ex-convict Tim Sunblade, is a quintessential antihero, an unrepentant bastard who executes a daring armed-car robbery in Colorado with the help of a call girl, Virginia, whom he picked up in a backwoods Mississippi motel. The details of the crime and its aftermath are vividly described, and the love-hate relationship between Sunblade and the woman and the demons in both that lead to their downfall are masterpieces of dark-side character development. --Bill Pronzini, Mystery File

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