Shoedog by George P. Pelecanos

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From "the poet laureate of the D.C. crime world" ("Esquire") comes this powerful early novel, now available in paperback for the first time--the noirish story of how a Washington, D.C., liquor store heist shows a drifter named Constantine what it means to be a shoedog. Martin's Press.

About George P. Pelecanos

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George Pelecanos was born in Washington, D.C. in 1957 and graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park. After having a string of menial jobs, he published his first novel, A Firing Offense, in 1992. His other works include Nick's Trip, Shoedog, King Suckerman, Right as Rain, Hard Revolution, Drama City, The Night Gardener, and The Turnaround. He has received numerous awards including the Raymond Chandler award in Italy, the Falcon award in Japan, and the Grand Prix Du Roman Noir in France. Hell to Pay and Soul Circus were awarded the 2003 and 2004 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. He has served as producer on the feature films Caught (1996), Whatever (1998) and BlackMale (1999). He was a producer, writer, and story editor for the HBO series, The Wire, which won the Peabody Award and the AFI Award. He was also a writer on the HBO World War II miniseries The Pacific.
Published September 17, 2013 by Little, Brown and Company. 308 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Constantine, a drifter who's been too many places to care about anything that won't fit into his backpack, hitches a ride into trouble when Polk, the old man who picks him up outside DC, stops off, and gets turned down, for the $20,000 in dirty money his Korean War buddy Grimes owes him.

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Pelecanos ( Nick's Trip ) continues that tradition here, following Constantine, an enigmatic wanderer who falls into a den of thieves and disproves the adage that there's no honor among them.

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When Polk tells Constantine that he has to make a short stop in Washington DC, coincidentally where Constantine was brought up, it’s no surprise to find that the two become involved in a planned liquor store heist.

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