Citizen Vince

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Citizen Vince

By Jess Walter

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061577659, 293pp.

Publication Date: June 17, 2008

Description

At 1:59 a.m. in Spokane, Washington--eight days before the 1980 presidential election--Vince Camden pockets his stash of stolen credit cards and drops by an all-night poker game before heading to his witness-protection job dusting crullers at Donut Make You Hungry. Along with a neurotic hooker girlfriend, this is the total sum of Vince's new life. But when a familiar face shows up in town, Vince realizes his sordid past is still too close behind him. During the next unforgettable week, he'll negotiate a coast-to-coast maze of obsessive cops, eager politicians, and assorted mobsters--only to find that redemption might exist, of all places, in the voting booth.



Praise For Citizen Vince

“(An) immensely entertaining crime thriller and wry social commentary.”
-Chicago Tribune

“Rich in robust characters ad wry dialogue, with agile prose, a big heart and a finely tuned plot.”
-Seattle Times

“A splendidly entertaining, thoughtful book ... Jess Walter continues to impress.”
-Sunday Telegraph

“What makes Walter’s third novel so enjoyable is Vince, a flawed but sympathetic character trying to find redemption.”
-Library Journal

1st Place, General Trade-Jacket, New York Book Show
-No Source

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