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The Turnaround by George P Pelecanos

The Turnaround

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So much more than just a crime novel this book follows the lives of a group of men who’s actions over 30 years ago caused pain and death and would inextricably link them to each other. George Pelecanos knows how to tell a good story, gritty, gripping and powerful.

If you like George P Pelecanos you might also like to read books by Elmore Leonard, James Ellroy and R. J. Ellory.

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The Turnaround by George P Pelecanos

On a hot summer afternoon in Washington DC 1972, three white teenagers, stoned and fearless, drive a stolen car into a rough, black neighbourhood. Taunting local black kids through the car window, they speed off to what they think is safety.

They find themselves trapped in a dead-end street whilst an angry mob gathers. In the ensuing chaos, two of the white boys manage to escape, but Billy - the third friend - is shot dead.

Thirty-five years later, one of these men reaches out to another, opening a door that could lead to salvation. However, another survivor of that day is now out of prison, and is looking for reparation in any form he can find it.


'Pelecanos is in the top rank of American crime scribes, and this is him at his very best.' SUNDAY MERCURY

About the Author

George P Pelecanos

George Pelecanos lives in Washington D.C. with his wife and children. He also manages Circle Films, an independent production company responsible for such films as the Coen Brothers' Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing and Barton Fink.

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Publication date

2nd July 2009


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Orion Publishing Co


304 pages


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