Cassidy's Girl

Cassidy's Girl

by David Goodis

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Overview

Hailed as one of Goodis’s best works, this is a gripping crime novel about a disgraced airline pilot who has sunk to the lower depths of existence. Disaster trails the forlorn Cassidy like a hellhound. His self-destructive pattern results not only in self-torment but drags two women, Mildred and Doris, down into the gutter with him. Set in the hard streets of Philadelphia, Goodis’s home ground, Cassidy’s Girl entails blackmail, murder and the usual rough stuff, endowing his icy streets and wretched shanties with expressionistic intensity.

“Goodis’s characters are...bad-dream Bogarts on the far ledge of existence...A strange world where...there are only two kinds of people...the wounded and the slain.”—Mike Wallington

“David Goodis is the mystery man of hardboiled fiction.”—Geoffrey O’Brien

“Action and thrills!”—San Francisco Call-Bulletin

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781787201286
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Publication date: 10/21/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 142
Sales rank: 1,016,238
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

David Loeb Goodis (March 2, 1917 - January 7, 1967) was an American writer of crime fiction, noted for his short stories and novels epitomizing the noir fiction genre. A native of Philadelphia, Goodis alternately resided there and in New York City and Hollywood during his professional years, but maintained a deep identification with the city of his birth, Philadelphia, cultivating the skid row neighborhoods of his home town, using what he observed to craft his hard-boiled sagas of lives gone wrong.

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