Publication Date: June 2010
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In the tradition of No Country for Old Men comes a dark and visceral debut novel set along the seedy wastelands of Galveston, Texas, by an author whose award-winning short stories have already demonstrated a potent literary talent.
Nic Pizzolatto's fiction has appeared in the Atlantic, the Oxford American, the Missouri Review, the Iowa Review, Best American Mystery Stories, and other publications. He has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award, and his story collection Between Here and the Yellow Sea was named by Poets & Writers Magazine one of the top five fiction debuts of the year. Nic lives in Indiana. Audiobook veteran and AudioFile Earphones Award winner Michael Kramer has recorded more than two hundred audiobooks for trade publishers and many more for the Library of Congress Talking Books program. His audiobooks include North and South by John Jakes, and a number of other Jakes titles; capers and mysteries by Donald E. Westlake (a.k.a. Richard Stark), including Money for Nothing; and Robert Jordan's fantasy-adventure fiction. In addition, Michael received Audie Award nominations for The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson and Dead Aim by Thomas Perry, and a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award for Savages by Don Winslow.
"Galveston is a roman noir to its scuffed boot heels. If there's a guiding principle that whispers in the ear of every reader of great noir, it's this: Things will not end well." ---Dennis Lehane, The New York Times