Knock on Any Door

Knock on Any Door

by Willard Motley

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ISBN-13: 9780875805436
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 03/28/1989
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 525
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

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Knock on Any Door 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am 29 and I doubt I will ever read a better book than this. This is not a pleasure book for the beach, but the story is compelling and extremely thought-provoking. Motley is (was) a sensationally gifted writer, and I long to read each sentence twice, as most are composed so beautifully. Also provides powerful anti-death penalty images.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The most gripping novel I have ever read. It really captured the pulse of Chicago, my home town. Although the hoodlums were depicted as decent, the novel touched on loyalty and friendship. The street people offered friendship and sympathy that his family didn't. I feel Knock on Any Door was and is a literary touchstone for me. I enjoyed Motley's other novels, but none measured up to Knock on Any Door. Alan Ross