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Get Shorty

ELMORE LEONARD

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ISBN 10: 0385301413 / ISBN 13: 9780385301411
Published by Delacorte Press July 1990, 1990
Condition: Fine (F) Hardcover
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Title: Get Shorty

Publisher: Delacorte Press July 1990

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine (F)

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

"A Hollywood hit....Taut, inimitable prose and characters who could have only sprung from the mind of Elmore Leonard."
--Detroit News

The Chicago Tribune has dubbed Elmore Leonard, "the coolest, hottest writer in America." In the same league as the legendary great ones--John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain--the "King Daddy of crime writers" (Seattle Times) demonstrates his remarkable mastery with Get Shorty, one of the most adored of his forty-plus novels. The basis of the hit movie starring John Travolta and Danny DeVito, Get Shorty chronicles the over-the-top, sometimes violent Hollywood misadventures of a Florida mob loan shark who chases a deadbeat client all the way to Tinseltown and decides to stick around and make movies. Get Shorty's shylock protagonist, Chili Palmer, is a truly inspired creation--as memorable as another unforgettable Leonard hero, U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of the hit TV series Justified--and readers will relish his moves and countermoves in this electrifying, funny, bullet train-paced winner from "the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever!" (New York Times Book Review)

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"An absolute master."--The Detroit News

"The greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever!"--The New York Times Book Review

The greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever! --The New York Times Book Review"

An absolute master. --The Detroit News"

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