From the writer of the award-winning Game of Thrones series for HBO based on the books of George R. R. Martin. ‘David Benioff is an exceptional storyteller’ Khaled Hosseini ‘[An] acerbically captivating first novel’ New York Times Also adapted as a feature film by Spike Lee starring Edward Norton and Philip Seymour Hoffman
Monty Brogan starts a seven-year prison sentence for dealing drugs tomorrow. Tonight is his last night of freedom.
His father wants him to run. His drug-lord boss, Uncle Blue, wants to know if he squealed. His girlfriend isn’t sure what she wants, and his two best friends know one thing for sure; after he goes in, he will never be the same.
‘As unusual as it is well wrought: it resonates with a Whitmanesque sense of the city’s possibilities and unsatisfied longings’ New Yorker