For the first time, the best work of a distinctive master of American noir is available in authoritative e-book editions from The Library of America. The Moon in the Gutter (1953) is one of David Goodis’s many tours of the down-and-out neighborhoods of his native city of Philadelphia. William Kerrigan’s pursuit of the riddle of his sister’s death in an obscure alleyway provides the starting point for a tortuous journey into “the darkness of all lost dreams.” Other David Goodis novels available as Library of America E-Book Classics include: Nightfall, Dark Passage, The Burglar, and Street of No Return.
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About the Author
Among the pantheon of American crime writers—those masters of noir whose powerful vernacular style and dark and subversive themes transformed American culture and writing—David Goodis was a unique figure. Born in Philadelphia, he brought a jazzy, expressionist style and an almost hallucinatory intensity to his spare, passionate, uncompromising novels of mean streets and doomed people. Though little acknowledged during his lifetime, he has long enjoyed an international cult following, and his works have been adapted for the screen by directors including François Truffaut, Samuel Fuller, Jean-Jacques Beineix, and Jacques Tourneur.