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Back to the Badlands: Crime Writing in the USA

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In the summer of 1989 John Williams donned a baseball cap and took off for the States to search out the mythical America of modern crime fiction - to find James Ellroy's LA, Elmore Leonard's sleazy South Beach of Miami, Sara Paretsky's Chicago, and many others on an unnerving tour of the American underbelly.
The result was Into the Badlands, a riveting collection of interviews that introduced a generation of crime fans to now legendary writers. In 2005 Williams returned to discover that much had changed in the intervening years, both in crime writing and in America as a whole. As Williams crosses America in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, he finds himself in a profoundly uneasy country. Whether their territory is inner-city DC, like George Pelecanos, or the rural white poverty of the Ozark Hills, like Daniel Woodrell, the best crime writers today are sending dispatches from the edge. John Williams brings their visions together to construct a powerful, personal portrait of America today.
Other interviewees include James Crumley, Kinky Friedman, and Gar Anthony Haywood - plus several more.

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Author(s):
Williams, John
Condition:
Used: very good
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Paperback
ISBN-10:
1852429216
ISBN-13:
9781852429218
Number of pages:
270
Publisher:
Serpent's Tail

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In the summer of 1989 John Williams donned a baseball cap and took off for the States to search out the mythical America of modern crime fiction - to find James Ellroy's LA, Elmore Leonard's sleazy South Beach of Miami, Sara Paretsky's Chicago, and many others on an unnerving tour of the American underbelly.
The result was Into the Badlands, a riveting collection of interviews that introduced a generation of crime fans to now legendary writers. In 2005 Williams returned to discover that much had changed in the intervening years, both in crime writing and in America as a whole. As Williams crosses America in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, he finds himself in a profoundly uneasy country. Whether their territory is inner-city DC, like George Pelecanos, or the rural white poverty of the Ozark Hills, like Daniel Woodrell, the best crime writers today are sending dispatches from the edge. John Williams brings their visions together to construct a powerful, personal portrait of America today.
Other interviewees include James Crumley, Kinky Friedman, and Gar Anthony Haywood - plus several more.

Author(s):
Williams, John
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1852429216
ISBN-13:
9781852429218
Number of pages:
270
Publisher:
Serpent's Tail

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