Thorndike Press


  • Bill Beverly
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  • ISBN-10: 1410494187
  • ISBN-13: 9781410494184
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 lbs ( .52 kgs)
  • 450 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released October 2016



An Indie Next Pick
A Booklist 2016 Top 10 Crime Novel
A Top 10 Crime Fiction Debut

This is the story of East, a young LA gang member sent by his uncle with some other teenage boys — including his hothead younger brother — to kill a key witness hiding out in Wisconsin. The journey forces East to grapple with his place in the world and decide what kind of man he wants to become.

“A stellar, thought-provoking debut brimming with energy . . . Though punctuated with tragic acts of violence, the taut prose and lyrical descriptions of the American landscape perfectly balance the escalating tension in a haunting search for salvation and compassion. Will justly be compared with the work of Richard Price and George Pelecanos but is infused with the spirit of Mark Twain. Make no mistake, this is a great American novel for the 21st century.” — Bill's Bookshelf Selector, Bill Kelly


Customer Reviews

“A dazzling crime novel that’s equal parts coming-of-age tale à la Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye and travelogue à la Kerouac . . . Readers won’t soon forget East.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)