The Dewey Decimal System
By Nathan Larson
(Akashic Books, Paperback, 9781617750106, 256pp.)
Publication Date: May 2011
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The riveting and hilarious debut noir novel from award-winning film composer Nathan Larson (Boys Don't Cry, and others).
Nathan Larson: Nathan Larson is best known as an award-winning film music composer, having created the scores for over thirty movies, such as Boys Don’t Cry, Dirty Pretty Things, and The Messenger. In the ’90s, he was the lead guitarist for the influential prog-punk outfit Shudder to Think. This is his first novel. Larson lives in Harlem, New York City, with his wife and son.
"A nameless investiagator dogs New York streets made even meaner by a series of near-future calamities. [Larson’s] distopia is bound to win fans..."
"The Dewey Decimal System is a winningly tight, concise and high-impact book, a violent, exhilarating odyssey that pitches its protagonist through a gratuitously detailed future New York."
--New York Press
"The Dewey Decimal System is proof positive that the private detective will remain a serious and seriously enjoyable literary archetype."