Details

ISBN-10: 0156028972
ISBN-13: 9780156028974
Publisher: Ecco Press
Publish Date: 09/01/2003
Dimensions: 7.96" L, 6.38" W, 0.74" H

Gun, with Occasional Music

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Price: $16.99

Overview

A hard-boiled detective tale full of talking animals and murder, from the award-winning author of Motherless Brooklyn and The Arrest.

Gumshoe Conrad Metcalf has problems–there’s a rabbit in his waiting room and a trigger-happy kangaroo on his tail. Near-future Oakland is a brave new world where evolved animals are members of society, the police monitor citizens by their karma levels, and mind-numbing drugs such as Forgettol and Acceptol are all the rage.
Metcalf has been shadowing Celeste, the wife of an affluent doctor. Perhaps he’s falling a little in love with her at the same time. When the doctor turns up dead, our amiable investigator finds himself caught in a crossfire between the boys from the Inquisitor’s Office and gangsters who operate out of the back room of a bar called the Fickle Muse.

Mixing elements of sci-fi, noir, and mystery, this clever first novel from a beloved author is a wry, funny, and satiric look at all that the future may hold.

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Reviews

PRAISE FOR GUN, WITH OCCASIONAL MUSIC
Marries Chandler's style and Philip K. Dick's vision . . . An audaciously assured first novel.-Newsweek

Marvelous . . . Stylish, intelligent, darkly humorous and highly readable entertainment.-San Francisco Examiner

PRAISE FOR MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN
The best novel of the year . . . Utterly original and deeply moving.-Esquire

Philip Marlowe would blush. And tip his fedora.-Newsweek

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Details

ISBN-10: 0156028972
ISBN-13: 9780156028974
Publisher: Ecco Press
Publish Date: 09/01/2003
Dimensions: 7.96" L, 6.38" W, 0.74" H
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