A Brutal Bunch of Heartbroken Saps
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Bill is a hustler's hustler with a taste for the high life. He pulls off big scores for one of New York City's more vicious gangs...until he suddenly grows a conscience. However, living the clean life takes a whole lot of money, and so Bill decides to steal a fortune from his employer before skipping town. With a bag of cash in the trunk of his car, Bill heads west, ready for a new life. But all that money makes him a tempting target for some bad people he meets on the road-and if that wasn't dangerous enough, some old friends are close behind him, and they intend to make a trophy of his head. Pursued by crooked cops, dimwitted bouncers, and a wisecracking assassin in the midst of a midlife crisis, Bill will need to be a quick study in the way of the gun if he wants to survive his own getaway. Who knew that an honest attempt at redemption could rack up a body count like this? A Brutal Bunch of Heartbroken Saps is a gonzo noir journey into obsession, violence, and the power of love.
Shotgun Honey, 9781943402816, 138pp.
Publication Date: April 21, 2017
About the Author
Nick Kolakowski's writing has appeared in Shotgun Honey, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Thuglit, The North American Review, Spinetingler Magazine, Plots with Guns, and various anthologies. He lives and writes in New York City.