Shoot the Piano Player

Shoot the Piano Player

by David Goodis

Paperback(Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Edition)

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Once upon a time Eddie played concert piano to reverent audiences at Carnegie Hall. Now he bangs out honky-tonk for drunks in a dive in Philadelphia. But then two people walk into Eddie's life—the first promising Eddie a future, the other dragging him back into a treacherous past.

Shoot the Piano Player is a bittersweet and nerve-racking exploration of different kinds of loyalty: the kind a man owes his family, no matter how bad that family is; the kind a man owes a woman; and, ultimately, the loyalty he owes himself. The result is a moody thriller that, like the best hard-boiled fiction, carries a moral depth charge.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679732549
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/1990
Edition description: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Edition
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 489,625
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

David Goodis (1917-1967), born in Philadelphia, was a screenwriter and author of crime fiction well known for his novel Dark Passage. He wrote the screenplay for Dark Passage which starred Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. He had received a B.A. in Journalism from Temple University in 1938.

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