Gutshot Straight: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Jan 5, 2010 - Fiction - 304 pages
7 Reviews

“Lou Berney’s novel is so energetic, so droll, and so wheezingly funny that it accomplished what no book ever has before: it made me forget to eat lunch.”
—Stephen Harrigan, New York Times bestselling author of Challenger Park

A fast and funny caper in the tradition of Elmore Leonard, Carl Hiaasen, and the Coen Brothers, Gutshot Straight brings a fresh new talent into the crime fiction fold: Louis Berney. He’s already won raves for his short fiction collection The Road to Bobby Joe and Other Stories (“Rivals the work of contemporary hotshots T.C. Boyle and Ralph Lombreglia” —Chicago Tribune). With Gutshot Straight, Berney is “all in”—sure to win a fervent following with the story of “Shake” Bouchon, fresh out of prison and on the straight and narrow path…after maybe just one last job.

 

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User Review  - shawnd - LibraryThing

Gutshot Straight is a straightforward American action book that takes some unexpected twists. Written by a screenwriter, it's perhaps not surprising that the plot structure is excellent, with ... Read full review

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User Review  - honoliipali - LibraryThing

Entertaining story of the relationship between two people immersed in the criminal society. Fast paced story with characters you will enjoy and come to like. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
43
Section 4
71
Section 5
77
Section 6
107
Section 7
111
Section 8
117
Section 11
149
Section 12
179
Section 13
183
Section 14
195
Section 15
223
Section 16
251
Section 17
261
Section 18
285

Section 9
121
Section 10
139
Section 19
293
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About the author (2010)

Lou Berney is the author of two previous novels—Whiplash River, nominated for an Edgar Award, and Gutshot Straight, nominated for a Barry Award-as well as the collection The Road to Bobby Joe and Other Stories. A television and film screenwriter, he also teaches writing at the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma City University.

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