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Hard Rain Falling
By Don Carpenter and George P. Pelecanos (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New York Review of Books
Publication date September 8, 2009
Pages 308
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781590173244
ISBN-10 1590173244
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.74 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Don Carpenter’s Hard Rain Falling is a tough-as-nails account of being down and out, but never down for good—a Dostoyevskian tale of crime, punishment, and the pursuit of an ever-elusive redemption. The novel follows the adventures of Jack Levitt, an orphaned teenager living off his wits in the fleabag hotels and seedy pool halls of Portland, Oregon. Jack befriends Billy Lancing, a young black runaway and pool hustler extraordinaire. A heist gone wrong gets Jack sent to reform school, from which he emerges embittered by abuse and solitary confinement. In the meantime Billy has joined the middle class—married, fathered a son, acquired a business and a mistress. But neither Jack nor Billy can escape their troubled pasts, and they will meet again in San Quentin before their strange double drama comes to a violent and revelatory end.

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With George P. Pelecanos (other contributor) | from New York Review of Books (September 8, 2009)
9781590173244 | details & prices | 308 pages | 5.00 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.74 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Don Carpenter’s Hard Rain Falling is a tough-as-nails account of being down and out, but never down for good—a Dostoyevskian tale of crime, punishment, and the pursuit of an ever-elusive redemption.
Reprint edition from Ballantine Books (April 1, 1987)
9780345339034 | details & prices | List price $3.95
About: Don Carpenter’s Hard Rain Falling is a tough-as-nails account of being down and out, but never down for good—a Dostoyevskian tale of crime, punishment, and the pursuit of an ever-elusive redemption.

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