Give + Take (Hardcover)
Thomas Dunne Books, 9780312599874, 256pp.
Publication Date: April 27, 2010
“A smart and original novel that flies from beginning to end...part noir, part anti-capitalist creed—its voice is both seductive and addictive.” —Richard Price, author of Lush LifeAn unholy marriage of the classic American road narrative combined with the slyest moments of Thomas Pynchon, Give + Take is one part caper, one part social satire. Disillusioned after years of conspicuous consumption, jazz pianist Ross Clifton has become a talented thief, robbing from the rich to give to the poor. But when his teenage nephew, Cray, turns up to join him, his life on the road is turned upside down. Between his nephew’s criminal aspirations and Ross’ romance with an enigmatic singer, his grifter lifestyle is about to be in serious jeopardy. Fast, furious, and felonious, Give + Take races along to a thrilling climax.