Pariah

Awards:   Winner of New England Book Festival Award Genre Fiction 2010 Winner of New England Book Festival: Genre-Based Category 2009. Winner of New England Book Festival: Genre-Based Category 2010 Winner of New England Book Festival: Genre-Based Category 2010.
Author:   Dave Zeltserman
Publisher:   Profile Books Ltd
Edition:   Main
ISBN:  

9781846686436


Pages:   256
Publication Date:   15 January 2009
Format:   Paperback
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Awards

  • Winner of New England Book Festival Award Genre Fiction 2010
  • Winner of New England Book Festival: Genre-Based Category 2009.
  • Winner of New England Book Festival: Genre-Based Category 2010
  • Winner of New England Book Festival: Genre-Based Category 2010.

Overview

Once part of the holy triumvirate ruling the South Boston Irish Mob, Kyle Nevin is set up with the Feds by head mobster, Red Mahoney, which leads him to a court case and a stretch in the slammer. Now out of prison, Kyle wants revenge on his old boss and mentor, and just as importantly, to reclaim his former glory. A kidnapping gone horribly wrong leads to a major book deal for Kyle and a newfound celebrity status, - but also brings about bigger problems for both himself and anyone unlucky enough to cross his path. Pariah is a heady mix of crime novel, history, social commentary and a satirical look at the publishing industry.

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Author:   Dave Zeltserman
Publisher:   Profile Books Ltd
Imprint:   Serpent's Tail
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Width: 13.10cm , Height: 2.80cm , Length: 19.70cm
Weight:   0.200kg
ISBN:  

9781846686436


ISBN 10:   1846686431
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   15 January 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
Limited stock is available. It will be ordered for you and shipped pending supplier's limited stock.
Language:   English

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'So noir... all the way to a surprisingly bold ending... zips along' Laura Wilson, Guardian 'Zeltserman delves deeply into his specialty, an unorthodox look at the criminal mind - the 'unlucky' guy who can fool himself way too long. It kept me turning pages and glancing over my shoulder.' Vicki Hendricks 'Pariah is the perfect pitch of reality, history crime, celebrity, plagiarism, and sheer astounding writing.... If every writer has one great book in them, then Dave can rest easy' Ken Bruen


A doom-laden crime story that not only makes merry with the justice system, but also satirizes those bottom feeders in the publishing industry who would sign Osama bin Laden to a six-figure contract for his memoirs, if only they could figure out which cave to send their lawyers into. If there's any other young writer out there who does crime noir better than Zeltserman, I don't even want to know... I'd say Zeltserman can't top Pariah for its sheer diabolical inventiveness, but he probably will. And given that the corrupting vision of his work is so powerful, I ought to know better than to read the next novel he writes. But I probably will anyway. -- Maureen Corrigan Washington Post Pariah is the perfect pitch of reality, history crime, celebrity, plagiarism, and sheer astounding writing... If every writer has one great book in them, then Dave can rest easy -- Ken Bruen Mean like bad whiskey and sophisticated like good scotch, Pariah is a rare find and a scorching read Cortright McMeel This is a masterpiece Seymour Shubin This fusion of hardboiled and bitter satire is brand new territory for noir and I suspect that it will be one of the most talked about novels of 2009 Ed Gorman This is a book that anyone with even the slightest interest in crime or thriller genres simply must get their hands on, as it's bound to have a huge impact on you The Bookbag Small Crimes got a lot of attention for Dave Zeltserman in 2008. This year, Pariah should get even more. If you like hardboiled noir, this book's for you. ..(Pariah) is is fast, furious, and funny. If you have any interest in tough-guy noir, you'll want to get hold of this one as soon as you can Bill Crider's Pop Culture Magazine.com For those who prefer the darker slice of life, Pariah will keep you glued to its pages. The chain reaction of Kyle Nevin's release from prison on the world around him is the stuff of nuclear explosions. Violent, sexual and relentless, there are no holds barred anywhere in this wonderful launch into evil. The meek beware ... be-very-ware Charlie Stella White-knuckle ride... a cracking piece of hard-boiled noir... different kinds of venality are put wittily under the microscope as the book rattles along to its terrific conclusion Metro Its noir, its satire, and its Boston that you don't see on Cheers. Nicely done follow-up to SMALL CRIMES. BookBitch USA For readers looking for edgy crime fiction, PARIAH fills the bill. Booklist, USA Dave Zeltserman's Pariah is my pick for crime novel of the year. Tough, relentless, and packed with blunt force trauma... Like the late noir king Jim Thompson, and contemporary crime lords Jason Starr, Allan Guthrie, and Ken Bruen, Zeltserman takes readers on an uneasy ride inside the mind of a homicidal maniac. The story storms, pummels and stomps its way to a nasty ending, but it's the amoral, ruthless voice of Kyle that gives the book such outstanding quality. Pariah is a real winner Hardfeelings blog USA Pariah is a suspense novel at its very best with a protagonist who is far, far over on the other side of the law. Zeltserman has outdone himself with this depiction of a near-psychopathic personality that is driven by its own strange set of moral principles. The portrayal rings too true. -- John A. Broussard I Love a Mystery blog, USA Pariah is all I know of bliss and lament. Bliss at reading a superb novel and lament at knowing that Dave Zeltserman has now raised the bar so high, we're screwed. Ken Bruen Best mystery of the year? Naaah -- crime writing is so diverse that handing out prizes is beside the point. But we can say this: If you like your crime so hard-boiled you need to bring a chainsaw to breakfast, if you like your morbidity wrapped in a witty and satirical package, if you like your noir (or neo-noir, okay) so black that the pages feel sooty -- then Dave Zeltserman is tops. B&N.com ...just think about Dave Zeltserman, and what a fine addition to the local literary scene he's become Boston Globe Zeltserman's talents as a noir writer rise above the genre's conventions...Pariah is a page-turner, even more so than his earlier novel, Small Crimes Boston Globe Clear crisp prose; fearless portrait of amorality; smart plotting -- Ed Siegel Boston Globe


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Author Website:   http://www.davezeltserman.com/

Dave Zeltserman lives in the Boston area with his wife Judy; is a die-hard Patriots and Red Sox fan; and when he's not writing crime fiction, he spends his time working on his black belt in Kung Fu. His previous novel, Small Crimes is also published by Serpent's Tail.

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