Slayground: A Parker Novel

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Slayground: A Parker Novel

by Richard Stark

University Of Chicago Press | September 1, 2010 | Trade Paperback

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The hunter becomes prey, as a heist goes sour and Parker finds himself trapped in a shuttered amusement park, besieged by a bevy of local mobsters. There are no exits from Fun Island. Outnumbered and outgunned, Parker can''t afford a single miscalculation. He’s low on bullets—but, as anyone who’s crossed his path knows, that definitely doesn’t mean he’s defenseless.

“Nobody tops Stark in his objective portrayals of a world of total amorality.” —New York Times

“Energy and imagination light up virtually every page, as does some of the best hard-boiled prose ever to grace the noir genre.” —Publishers Weekly

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 200 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.6 in

Published: September 1, 2010

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0226770923

ISBN - 13: 9780226770925

Found in: Mystery and Suspense

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Slayground: A Parker Novel

by Richard Stark

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 200 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.6 in

Published: September 1, 2010

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0226770923

ISBN - 13: 9780226770925

About the Book

The hunter becomes prey, as a heist goes sour and Parker finds himself trapped in a shuttered amusement park, besieged by a bevy of local mobsters. There are no exits from Fun Island. Outnumbered and outgunned, Parker can't afford a single miscalculation. He's low on bullets--but, as anyone who's crossed his path knows, that definitely doesn't mean he's defenseless. "Nobody tops Stark in his objective portrayals of a world of total amorality." -- "New York Times" "Energy and imagination light up virtually every page, as does some of the best hard-boiled prose ever to grace the noir genre." -- "Publishers Weekly"

From the Publisher

The hunter becomes prey, as a heist goes sour and Parker finds himself trapped in a shuttered amusement park, besieged by a bevy of local mobsters. There are no exits from Fun Island. Outnumbered and outgunned, Parker can''t afford a single miscalculation. He’s low on bullets—but, as anyone who’s crossed his path knows, that definitely doesn’t mean he’s defenseless.

“Nobody tops Stark in his objective portrayals of a world of total amorality.” —New York Times

“Energy and imagination light up virtually every page, as does some of the best hard-boiled prose ever to grace the noir genre.” —Publishers Weekly

About the Author

 

Richard Stark was one of the many pseudonyms of Donald E. Westlake (1933–2008), a prolific author of noir crime fiction. In 1993, the Mystery Writers of America bestowed the society’s highest honor on Westlake, naming him a Grand Master.

Editorial Reviews

“The UC Press mission, to reprint the 1960s Parker novels of Richard Stark (the late Donald Westlake), is wholly admirable. The books have been out of print for decades, and the fast-paced, hard-boiled thrillers featuring the thief Parker are brilliant.”
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