Live by Night LP: A Novel

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HarperCollins, Oct 2, 2012 - Fiction - 576 pages
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“A standout writer.”
—Los Angeles Times Book Review

“[Dennis Lehane] deserves to be included among the most interesting and accomplished American novelists of any genre or category.”
—Washington Post Book World

From Gone, Baby, Gone to Mystic River to Shutter Island to The Given Day, the phenomenal Dennis Lehane has proven himself to be one of the most versatile and exciting novelists working in America today—whether he’s breaking new ground with uniquely inventive psychological suspense, redefining the detective story, or bringing a bygone era to life with sweeping and masterful historical fiction. He’s back with Live by Night, an epic, unflinching tale of the making and unmaking of a gangster in the Prohibition Era of the Roaring Twenties. Meticulously researched and artfully told, Live by Night is the riveting story of one man’s rise from Boston petty thief to the Gulf Coast’s most successful rum runner, and it proves again that the accolades New York Times bestseller Lehane consistently receives are well deserved. He is indeed, “a master” (Philadelphia Inquirer) whose “true literary forefathers include John Steinbeck as well as Raymond Chandler” (Baltimore Sun). And, “Boy, does he know how to write” (Elmore Leonard).

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User Review  - krizia_lazaro - LibraryThing

Its a mobster book that is not about violence, wars, killings, drugs or whatever you associate with the mob. This book is so much deeper than that. It touches issues on race, freedom, religion, family ... Read full review

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User Review  - altonmann - LibraryThing

Very disappointing sequel to The Given Day. More like a trip to the bank for Lehane rather than a serious effort. Written with an eye toward a movie sale - and a mediocre genre film at that. He's capable of good and interesting work when he feels like it. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Dennis Lehane is the author of nine novels—including the New York Times bestsellers Moonlight Mile; Gone, Baby, Gone; Mystic River; Shutter Island; and The Given Day—as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. He and his wife, Angie, divide their time between Boston and the Gulf Coast of Florida.

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