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SOUL CIRCUS (SIGNED)

Pelecanos, George P.

ISBN 10: 0316608432 / ISBN 13: 9780316608435
Published by Little, Brown & Company, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2003
Condition: Very Fine Hardcover
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A 341 page Derek Strange/Terry Quinn thriller set in Washington, DC. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Comes with two dust jackets. The first is for the first trade edition and is enclosed in a clear mylar cover. The second is a limited edition dust jacket, numbered 213 of 500 and is signed by Pelecanos on the front cover, signed by Michael Kellner, the designer of the jacket on the front inside jacket flap and also signed by Gary Phillips, a fellow author and friend of Pelecanos, on the front inside jacket flap. This limited edition dust jacket is also enclosed in a clear mylar cover. First edition, first printing. New and unread. 2004 LA Times Book Prize Mystery nominee. Book will be carefully packed and shipped in a box. Bookseller Inventory # 13866

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Title: SOUL CIRCUS (SIGNED)

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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In the midst of a brutal courtroom battle during which a Washington, D.C. crime overlord faces the death penalty and his rivals vie for his territory, private investigator Derek Strange struggles to protect a witness's life. 60,000 first printing.

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George Pelecanos's Washington, D.C., is a place rife with high-living drug dealers, easily obtained guns, and a generation depleted by ignorance, excessive machismo, and misplaced trust in the equalizing power of violence. Yet PI Derek Strange "did love D.C.," as Pelecanos acknowledges in Soul Circus, his third novel (after Right as Rain and Hell to Pay) to feature this mid-50s black detective and his younger white partner, Terry Quinn. Strange's optimism may be running at even higher gear than normal here, following his marriage to his longtime secretary, Janine Baker, and his determination to be a good stepfather to her son.

Picking up where Hell to Pay left off, we find Strange working in Soul Circus on behalf of Granville Oliver, a manipulative black mobster charged with murder and racketeering, who faces the death penalty. To help his client knock that sentence down to life imprisonment, Strange will have to find a nail salon worker named Devra Stokes, who used to be the girlfriend of Phillip Wood, a former associate of Oliver's and now the prosecution's chief witness against him. Stokes had sworn out an abuse complaint against Wood, and might testify that he was behind at least one of the killings Oliver is said to have planned. But, fearing for her own safety and that of her young son, she wants no part of Oliver's defense. Meanwhile, Quinn--against his better judgment--helps a homely, unpredictable gangsta-wannabe, Mario "Twigs" Durham, locate his girlfriend, who supposedly went missing, but in fact skipped out with his drug stash. Even as the threads of this yarn come together amid a deadly gang conflict, Pelecanos stays focused on his characters--not only his intriguingly troubled sleuths, but also a deftly nuanced cop-turned-gun dealer, Ulysses Foreman. Buttressed by Pelecanos's street-slangy prose, Soul Circus delivers an un-blindered perspective on urban life (and death) that manages to be both frightening and hopeful. Not so unlike the city in which it's set. --J. Kingston Pierce

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