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Muscle for the Wing (Signed First Edition)

Woodrell, Daniel

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ISBN 10: 0805007881 / ISBN 13: 9780805007886
Published by Henry Holt, 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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New York: Holt [1988]. First edition, first printing. Hardbound. Fine/Fine. A tight unread copy, without defect. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Comes with protective mylar dust jacket cover. Smoke-free shop. Shipped in well padded box. This third book. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 10-2011-14

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Title: Muscle for the Wing (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Henry Holt

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition....

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After ex-con Emil Jadick and his bad boys--a national gang of ex-cons who call themselves The Wing--storm a local St. Bruno poker game, Rene Shade sets out to stop the newcomers dead in their tracks.

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This action-packed thriller is underscored by Woodrell's ( Woe to Live On ) ability to evoke the tawdry bayou town of St. Bruno and its citizenry: a hodgepodge of misfits and small-time criminals. The Wing, a nationwide gang of ex-convicts and inmates led on the outside by Emil Jadick, will stop at nothing to gain control of the area's action, though it has been dominated for years by boss Auguste Beaurain. After Jadick and his bizarre henchmen invade a poker game and kill one of the players, Mayor Gene Crawford recruits cop Rene Shade, who first appeared in Under the Bright Lights , and his old friend Shuggie Zeck to find the Wing and dole out justice to the upstarts. An interesting relationship among the men culminates in a surprising conclusion. Woodrell's dialogue is humorous and convincing, and his deftly drawn characters are anything but ordinary. A top-notch tale that deserves attention.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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