Title: The Drift
Publication Date: 2002
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition.
Signed by Author 0375411828 This hardcover book is Fine, being square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine lettering. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. This copy is signed by the Author on the title page without inscription. Bookseller Inventory # 006521
Synopsis: He was Charles Harmon, a black man ?living white? and living well?beautiful wife, German car, big house?in an upper-upper-middle-class suburb of Los Angeles.
He is Brain Nigger Charlie, a train tramp eking out a ragged existence on the railroads, leaning on drugs to keep him from thinking about everything he had, everything his creeping dementia has forced him to run from.
Charlie?s been asked a desperate favor: find the seventeen-year-old niece of the man who taught him how to survive the rails?a girl lost somewhere on the High Line, the ?corridors of racist hate? along the tracks of the Pacific Northwest. Charlie has little hope of finding her alive, but the request is an obligation he can?t refuse. The search is a twisted trail that leads from Iowa to Washington State, mixing lies and deceit, hate and hopelessness, and brutal, stubbornly unsolved murders. All of which Charlie is prepared to meet in kind. What he isn?t prepared
for is a path that will eventually lead him back to what he thought no longer existed?his own humanity?though the toll may turn out to be his life.
At once stunningly visceral and psychologically complex, furiously paced and deeply empathic, The Drift is John Ridley?s most ambitious, most galvanizing novel yet.
About the Author: John Ridley, who lives in Los Angeles, is the author of four highly regarded novels, and a former producer on NBC?s Third Watch. He wrote and produced the film Undercover Brother, wrote the story for Three Kings, and wrote and directed Cold Around the Heart. His novel Stray Dogs was made into the movie U Turn, directed by Oliver Stone. He is also a regular commentator for National Public Radio.
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