The Blue Suit: A Memoir of Crime

The Blue Suit: A Memoir of Crime

by Richard Rayner

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The Blue Suit: A Memoir of Crime by Richard Rayner

Richard Rayner had a peripatetic childhood, and it seemed he found some sense of place when he attended Cambridge University. The study of philosophy combined with an obsession with books, however, served as the catalyst for a bizarre life of crime. Mounting debts propelled the author into a series of adventures, as he plundered bookstores for elusive first editions, forged checks, and acted as an accomplice in a Keystone Kops-like attempted bank robbery.

In a memoir that's "compelling, edgy, painfully alive" (Times Literary Supplement), like "stripped-down Dostoevsky" (Time), this is the personal story, both tragic and comic, of an absence of identity and a long checkered past of crimes and misdemeanors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623730185
Publisher: Odyssey Editions
Publication date: 10/25/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
File size: 209 KB

About the Author

Born in England, Richard Rayner now lives in Los Angeles and teaches at the University of Southern California. His previous books include the novels The Cloud Sketcher, L.A. Without a Map, and Murder Book, as well as the nonfiction account A Bright and Guilty Place: Murder, Corruption, and L.A.'s Scandalous Coming of Age. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and many other publications.

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