Tabloid City: A Novel

Tabloid City: A Novel

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by Pete Hamill, Peter Ganim, Ellen Archer
     
 

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On a cold January night in a stately townhome in New York City's West Village, two women—a wealthy socialite and her secretary—have been killed. Over the course of the next day, their shocking deaths will illuminate connections between men and women who could not be more different from one another, though they call the same metropolis home.

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On a cold January night in a stately townhome in New York City's West Village, two women—a wealthy socialite and her secretary—have been killed. Over the course of the next day, their shocking deaths will illuminate connections between men and women who could not be more different from one another, though they call the same metropolis home.

From the gruff editor-in-chief of the city's last afternoon daily to the self-made advertising exec; from the NYPD sergeant to the Wall Street conman; from the angry young extremist to the Iraq vet struggling to come to terms with his sacrifices, Pete Hamill captures the voices and experiences of his fellow New Yorkers with his trademark blend of compassion and unflinching honesty.

For some of these men and women, the city is a proving ground. For others it is a decadent playground. For still others it is steeped in memories—a historic city eclipsed by modern times. At once a nostalgic hymn to old New York and a gripping, cinematic portrait of the complex city of today, Tabloid City is as exhilarating as New York itself.

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Editorial Reviews

Scott Stephens - Cleveland Plain Dealer
PRAISE FOR NORTH RIVER:

"Lovely, richly textured....Is there another living writer with as firm a grasp on the city's sidewalks, its buildings, its history?"

Tanner Stransky - Entertainment Weekly
"Hamill's love story casts an engaging spell, and Manhattan-lovers will delight in the gritty particulars."
Susan Salter Reynolds - Los Angeles Times
PRAISE FOR TABLOID CITY:

"Murder and mayhem...a ticking time bomb of a novel."

Alan Cheuse - San Francisco Chronicle
"Engrossing...A gritty tone-poem in prose on New York City life--and death."
Sheryl Connelly - New York Daily News
"This is the veteran journalist at his best....Tabloid City stands as both an authentic thriller as well as a farewell to the city that was Hamill's New York."
From the Publisher
PRAISE FOR TABLOID CITY:"

Murder and mayhem...a ticking time bomb of a novel."—Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times"

Engrossing...A gritty tone-poem in prose on New York City life—and death."—Alan Cheuse, San Francisco Chronicle"

This is the veteran journalist at his best....Tabloid City stands as both an authentic thriller as well as a farewell to the city that was Hamill's New York."—Sheryl Connelly, New York Daily News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611134445
Publisher:
Hachette Audio
Publication date:
05/22/2012
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Pete Hamill is a novelist, journalist, editor, and screenwriter. He is the author of 16 previous books including the bestselling novels Forever and Snow in August and the bestselling memoir A Drinking Life. He lives in New York City.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York, and Cuernavaca, Mexico
Date of Birth:
1935
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, New York
Education:
Mexico City College, 1956-1957; Pratt Institute
Website:
http://www.petehamill.com

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