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Gone, Baby, Gone

Lehane, Dennis

Published by Willam Morrow, New York, 1998
ISBN 10: 0688153321 / ISBN 13: 9780688153328
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Title: Gone, Baby, Gone

Publisher: Willam Morrow, New York

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition


First edition, stated; first printing, full number line. Signed by the author under his byline on the title page: "Dennis Lehane." The source for the Ben Affleck-directed 2007 movie that got Amy Ryan a best supporting actress nomination. Quarterbound in black paper-covered boards with a red paper, white-lettered spine. Book is tight and unmarked; spine slant; corners sharp, spine ends bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $24.00). Brodart protected. Bookseller Inventory # 004011

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Dorchester i Boston är inget ställe för de oskyldiga, de unga, de försvarslösa eller de renhjärtade. Det är ett område med splittrade familjer, cyniska snutar, utflippade kåkfarare – och en apatisk mor som ser sig själv på kvällsnyheterna på teve medan hennes försvunna fyraåriga dotter försvinner allt längre bort, som om hon aldrig existerat. Privatdeckarna Patrick Kenzie och Angela Gennaro vill inte ta hand om det här fallet. Men efter vädjanden från barnets släktingar drar de igång efterforskningar och sätter allt på spel – sitt förhållande, sin mentala hälsa, till och med sina liv – för att finna den saknade flickan.

Dennis Lehane lyssnar av livet och rösterna i Bostons tyngsta och hårdaste miljöer. Bittra levnadsöden, söndertrasade känslor, brutala våldsbrott vävs samman i hans oförglömligt starka och stämningsmättade romaner, som gjort honom till det hetaste namnet inom den amerikanska spänningslitteraturen i dag. Tre böcker av honom har hittills kommit ut på svenska: Svart nåd, Rött regn och Patient 67, alla kritikerhyllade och stora försäljningssuccéer. Rött regn har också blivit en framgångsrik film (Mystic River), i regi av Clint Eastwood.

"Vad han gör är att frilägga, han skär rakt igenom den gordiska knuten, ett enda snitt med förfärande konsekvenser." Dagens Nyheter

”Är man överhuvudtaget intresserad av spänningslitteratur har man ingen ursäkt för att inte läsa den. […] ”Gone, baby, gone” är alldeles fenomenalt bra. Och Lehane är en mästare."
Nerikes Allehanda

”Boken är inget annat än ett mästerverk i spänningslitteraturen.”

”Bländande i sitt slag tammefan! Det är bara att lyfta på mössan. Vi har fått en ny stor kriminalförfattare.”
Borås Tidning

Review: Cheese Olamon, "a six-foot-two, four-hundred-and-thirty- pound yellow-haired Scandinavian who'd somehow arrived at the misconception he was black", is telling old high school friends, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro, why they have to convince another mutual chum, dealer Bubba Rugowski, that Cheese didn't try to have him killed. "You know I'm clean when it comes to what happened to him. You want me alive. Okay? Without me, that girl will be gone. Gone-gone. You understand? Gone, baby, gone."

Of all the chilling, completely credible scenes of sadness, destruction and betrayal in Dennis Lehane's fourth and possibly best book about Kenzie and Gennaro, this moment stands out because it captures in a few pages the essence of Lehane's success.

Private detectives Kenzie and Gennaro, who still live in the same working-class Dorchester neighbourhood of Boston, Massachusetts, where they grew up, have gone to visit drug dealer Cheese in prison because they think he's involved the kidnapping of 4-year-old Amanda McCready. Without sentimentalising the grotesque figure of Cheese, Lehane tells us enough about his past to make us understand why he and the two detectives might share enough trust to save a child's life when all the best efforts of traditional law enforcement have failed. By putting Kenzie and Gennaro just to one side of the law (but not totally outside--they have several cop friends--a very important part of the story), Lehane adds depth and edge to traditional genre relationships. The love affair between Kenzie and Gennaro--interrupted by her marriage to his friend--is another perfectly controlled element that grows and changes as we watch. Surrounded by dead, abused and missing children, Kenzie mourns and rages; Gennaro longs for one of her own. The choices made by both of them in the final pages of this absolutely gripping story have the inevitability of life and the dazzling beauty of art.

Other Kenzie/Gennaro books available in paperback are: Darkness, Take My Hand, A Drink Before the War, Sacred. -- Dick Adler

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