Matchstick Men: A Novel About Grifters with Issues

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2008 - Fiction - 240 pages
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The inspiration behind Ridley Scott’s new movie—starring Nicolas Cage and Sam Rockwell—by the acclaimed cult author of Anonymous Rex

Roy and Frankie are matchstick men—con artists. Partners in elegant crimes for years, they know each other like brothers and have perfected the rules of the game. Roy is the careful one, saves every penny. Frankie is the adventurous one, hungry for a big score. He wants Roy to join him in running a tricky game, but Roy is distracted by the discovery that he is the father of a punky teenage daughter from a brief marriage that ended years ago. The kid wants to get to know her father. She also wants to learn the family business. Novelist Eric Garcia takes readers into the fast and funny world of grifters with issues. Matchstick Men is a dazzling literary con game that will keep readers guessing until the last page.

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On the basis of his first two novels, Casual Rex and Anonymous Rex, Garcia established himself as a cult favorite. For his third outing, he sheds the dinosaur trappings to deliver a straightforward ... Read full review

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Eric Garcia grew up in Miami, Florida, and attended Cornell University and the University of Southern California, where he majored in creative writing and film. He lives outside Los Angeles with his wife, daughter, and dachshund, and is currently at work on Hot and Sweaty Rex, the third novel in his acclaimed series about dinosaur detective Vincent Rubio. He is also developing a series for the Sci Fi channel based on the Rex novels. He can be reached via the Internet at

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