Another Day in ParadiseBook - 1998
This debut novel - slick, raw, searing - of Eddie Little: ex-addict, ex-con, natural-born writer. It's the graphic first-person story of Bobbie, an adolescent petty thief whose lonely life among the flotsam of America is a hellish mix of hustle, drug highs, sex, and survivor humor. Bobbie finds himself willingly apprenticed to Mel, a brilliant professional crook and drug addict, in search of the perfect score in an incredible odyssey of high-time burglary and the extremities of violence tht carries them to Chicago, Southern California, and Indianapolis. And all the time he is learning from Mel, Bobbie is sinking deeper into an addict's fiery hell.Bobbie is in love with his seventeen-year-old Latina girlfriend, Rosie, with her elfin chip-toothed smile. And he's not above learning life's lessons from picaresque characters like Mel's down-to-earth girl, Syd; Reverend James Cook, born-again, Southern-cracker gun dealer; and the tersely philosophical, ex-Black Muslim drug runner, Ben. Can Bobbie survive the rush, the risks, and the enemies he has made along the way?An original, high-action novel by an author who has been there and back, Another Day in Paradise echos Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs.'The major motion picture directed by Larry Clark(Kids) is scheduled to be released in spring 1998
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1998, c1997.
Edition: 1st American ed.
Branch Call Number: FICTION Little Eddie
Characteristics: 263 p. ;,24 cm.