The Drop

Paperback edition released 17/02/2022

by Dennis Lehane

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LoveReading Expert Review of The Drop

A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.

Begun as a wry story of low level crime set in Boston, Lehane's short novel is a rich mix of humanity, compassion and sudden violence. Animal Rescue was the tale of a lonely and deceptively harmless barman who finds a dog, adopts it and quickly finds himself wrapped in conflict with local hoods and confronted by a terrible dilemma; Lehane has now also expanded it into a movie script (with Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini) which has relocated the action to Brooklyn but is otherwise remarkably faithful to the book. Small-time crime, badly emotionally bruised but utterly believable characters, crime at its most basic, the ordinary poetry and camaraderie of bar life: no one does this better than Lehane. Low key but indispensable.


The film version of The Drop is released in UK cinemas on Friday 14 November 2014. Click below to view the trailer.

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The Drop Synopsis

New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane's The Drop is a crime story, a love story, and ultimately a journey of faith, set in Boston's underworld. [A] gritty gem...a stark and moving short novel. - Publishers Weekly Two days after Christmas, Bob Saginowski, a lonely bartender looking for a reason to live, rescues an abused and abandoned pit bull puppy from a trash can and meets a damaged woman named Nadia Dunn looking for something to believe in. As their relationship grows, they cross paths with the Chechen mafia, who have taken over his cousin Marv's bar and use it as a money drop; Marv himself, who has grown dangerously desperate with age and thwarted hopes; two hapless stick-up artists who make the mistake of robbing the bar; a very curious cop; and the original owner of the puppy, a psycho named Eric Deeds, who wants his dog back. . .

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780063084896
Publication date: 17th February 2022
Author: Dennis Lehane
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Primary Genre Thriller and Suspense
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About Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane is the author of thirteen novels-including the New York Times bestsellers Live by Night; Moonlight Mile; Gone, Baby, Gone; Mystic River; Shutter Island; and The Given Day-as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. He grew up in Boston, MA and now lives in California with his family.

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