Maaana PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Maaana free pdf William Hjortsberg, author of the acclaimed occult thriller Falling Angel, the basis for the hit film Angel Heart, takes readers on a mind-bending ride through Mexico after the Summer of Love, when an American hippie's life is upended by a gang of ex-cons All Tod remembers when he wakes up next to a dead prostitute is that he had his first shot of heroin the night before. He and his wife, Linda, were partying with their new neighbors, a trio of parole violators who fled to Mexico after robbing a Beverly Hills jewelry store. Now the place is empty, stripped clean except for Tod's hunting knife, which is covered in blood. Did he kill the woman, or was he left behind as the fall guy? Convinced that his junkie friends abducted Linda to keep her from talking to the police, Tod buys a gun and prepares to do whatever it takes to get his wife back before he makes a run for the border. "Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain, Jack Kerouac, maybe a little Pynchon-that's the lineage leading to William Hjortsberg and Manana, his nifty tale of murder and young love amid the dark and wilted days of flower power. If you remember the sixties, some say, it means you weren't there. Hjortsberg was, and he does, and often it wasn't pretty." -David Quammen "In the tradition of Hemingway, Hammett and Chandler, Hjortsberg elevates the noir genre through his brilliant use of atmosphere, local color and crackling dialogue, giving us not only a roman noir page-turner but a polaroid-like portrait of the turbulent sixties-drugs, guns and sexually overloaded characters." -Bob Swaim, award-winning director of La Balance, Half Moon Street, and Masquerade "Alternately hilarious and plain scary . . . [Hjortsberg's] prose is finely wrought, his drama perfect." -Peter Bowen "Terrific writing. Wild characters. Dark humor. Can't-stop reading. Brilliant . . . Bang-bang." -Peter Fonda, cowriter and star of Easy Rider "A lot of people have been waiting a long time for this book. . . . Manana shows that this writer is still at the height of his powers." -Peter Blauner, author of Slipping into Darkness and Slow Motion Riot "Hjortsberg gives us a deft, deadly no-let-up narrative in edged prose, sharp as a stropped razor. This one cuts deep so brace yourself." -William F. Nolan, coauthor of Logan's Run "A novel of love and desperation . . . Told with a brilliant eye for telling detail, Manana hustles a reader into an exotic world that turns belief upside down." -Richard S. Wheeler, Spur Award-winning author of The Fire Arrow "A kick-ass thriller that moves through Mexico like a scalded sidewinder . . . Hjortsberg delivers wild surprises." -Carl Hiaasen "Terrific . . . One of a ki1000nd . . . I've never read anything remotely like it." -Stephen King on Falling Angel "A chilling homage to the hard-boiled detective novel of the Raymond Chandler school." -The New York Times on Falling Angel William Hjortsberg (b. 1941) is an acclaimed author of novels and screenplays. Born in New York City, Hjortsberg's first success came with Alp (1969), an offbeat story of an Alpine skiing village, which Hjortsberg's friend Thomas McGuane called, "quite possibly the finest comic novel written in America." In the 1970s, Hjortsberg wrote two science fiction novels, Gray Matters (1971) and Symbiography (1973), as well as Toro! Toro! Toro! (1974), a comic jab at the macho world of bullfighting. His best-known work is Falling Angel (1978), a hard-boiled occult mystery. In 1987 the book was adapted into a film titled Angel Heart, which starred Robert De Niro and Mickey Rourke. Hjortsberg's most recent work is Jubilee Hitchhiker (2012), a biography of Richard Brautigan, American writer and voice of 1960s counterculture."

About William Hjortsberg

William Hjortsberg is the author of 5 novels, including "Falling Angel," an Edgar Award nominee, and "Nevermore," as well as the biography "Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life and Times of Richard Brautigan." Hjortsberg lives in Montana.

Details Book

Author : William Hjortsberg
Publisher : Open Road Media Mystery
Data Published : 12 May 2015
ISBN : 1497680735
EAN : 9781497680739
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 242 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Maaana



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Angel Omnibus: Volume 1 free pdfAngel Omnibus: Volume 1

    Discover the "Angel Omnibus". which collects the IDW's "Angel: The Curse". "Angel: Old Friends". "Angel: Spotlight". and "Angel: Auld Lang Syne". This huge collection of comics includes work by "New York Times" best-selling writer Peter David..


  • Angel Omnibus: Volume 1 free pdfAngel Omnibus: Volume 1

    Discover the "Angel Omnibus". which collects the IDW's "Angel: The Curse". "Angel: Old Friends". "Angel: Spotlight". and "Angel: Auld Lang Syne". This huge collection of comics includes work by "New York Times" best-selling writer Peter David..


  • The Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover free pdfThe Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover

    LIMITED EDITION -- In the finest tradition of William S. Burroughs and Thomas Pynchon. comes a strong American author writing in the great American paranoiac's voice as every page busts forth with a wild and elusive prose that takes the reader on a wild ride where anything becomes a possibility..


  • The Lady in the Lake, the Little Sister, the Long Goodbye, Playback free pdfThe Lady in the Lake, the Little Sister, the Long Goodbye, Playback

    Creator of the famous Philip Marlowe. Raymond Chandler elevated the American hard-boiled detective genre to an art form. Chandler's last four novels. published here in one volume..


  • Manana Means Heaven (Camino del Sol free pdfManana Means Heaven (Camino del Sol

    In this love story of impossible odds. award-winning writer Tim Z. Hernandez weaves a rich and visionary portrait of Bea Franco. the real woman behind famed American author Jack Kerouac s The Mexican Girl..


  • Maaana free pdfMaaana

    . William Hjortsberg, author of the acclaimed occult thriller Falling Angel, the basis for the hit film Angel Heart, takes readers on a mind-bending ride through Mexico after the Summer of Love, when