Street of No Return

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Vintage Books, 1954 - Fiction - 168 pages
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Whitey is wrongfully acused of killing a policeman and becomes caught up the schemes of three brutal gangsters

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User Review  - Michael S - Goodreads

Great stuff. Really enjoy Goodis's noir. More complex than Jim Thompson (pop 1280, killer inside me). This one approached Algren in grittiness and despair. Prose not as good but an enjoyable quick read with nice plot twists. Read full review

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User Review  - Christopher Fulbright - Goodreads

STREET OF NO RETURN by David Goodis is an addictive, compulsively readable book from a giant of the pulp crime era. Open on River Street, Skid Row, a tenement's front steps with a circle of bums ... Read full review


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Known as the poet of the losers, David Goodis (1917-1967) was an elusive, reclusive man. At his death he was living in obscurity with no living family. Few photographs of him exist. Dark Passage was his first major work, published in 1946, and opted for a Hollywood film with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.

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