Tabloid City

By Pete Hamill
(Back Bay Books, Paperback, 9780316020763, 278pp.)

Publication Date: May 2012

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Description

In a stately West Village town house, a wealthy socialite and her secretary are murdered. In the 24 hours that follow, a flurry of activity surrounds their shocking deaths:

The head of one of the city's last tabloids stops the presses. A cop investigates the killing. A reporter chases the story. A disgraced hedge fund manager flees the country. An Iraq War vet seeks revenge. And an angry young extremist plots a major catastrophe.

The City is many things: a proving ground, a decadent carnival, or a palimpsest of memories--a historic metropolis eclipsed by modern times. As much a thriller as it is a gripping portrait of the city of today, Tabloid City is a new fiction classic from the writer who has captured New York perfectly for decades.




About the Author
William Kornblum is a professor of sociology at the City University of New York. He is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Chicago and was among the nation's first Peace Corps volunteers. He is the author of numerous scholarly books and articles on the people of New York. A native New Yorker, he's been sailing around the city his whole life.


Praise For Tabloid City

PRAISE FOR TABLOID CITY:

"Murder and mayhem...a ticking time bomb of a novel."
-Los Angeles Times

"Engrossing...A gritty tone-poem in prose on New York City life--and death."
-San Francisco Chronicle

"This is the veteran journalist at his best....Tabloid City stands as both an authentic thriller as well as a farewell to the city that was Hamill's New York."
-New York Daily News

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