Snitch World by Jim NisbetSnitch World by Jim Nisbet

Snitch World

byJim Nisbet

Paperback | July 1, 2013

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In the new novel from noir master Jim Nisbet, the Snitch World in question is actually made up of different worlds both old and new, populated with the old-time petty criminals, like Chainbang and Klinger, but also with the modern, including a nouveau femme fatale whose tools of the criminal trade are from the new economy. Snitch World takes place in a San Francisco of menacing technology, where the old cons come up short and the crimes of the night turn into crimes done in the light of modern day—all from the glow of a smartphone. Klinger hangs out at the Hawse Hole Bar and Grille, a pretty bad dive where all he really wants is enough to have a cup of coffee, buy some cigarettes, make it through the day, and find a warm, dry place to sleep; all things that can be accomplished by the next easy grift. Little does Klinger know that the rules of the game have changed, and the stakes are higher than he could ever guess or care about. The seemingly simple act of rolling a drunk begins a series of events that get stranger and more complicated by the moment. Jim Nisbet, with his characteristic humor and brilliant prose, creates a world where to trust is to possibly sacrifice all. Snitch World includes a recent interview with Jim Nisbet, in conversation with Patrick Marks, owner of the Green Arcade, talking about writing, publishing, and technology.

Jim Nisbet is the author of five volumes of poetry and nine novels, including The Damned Don’t Lie, Dark Companion, which was short-listed for the 2006 Hammett Prize, Lethal Injection, A Moment of Doubt, and Windward Passage. He lives in San Francisco.
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Title:Snitch WorldFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:192 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.7 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5 × 0.7 inPublished:July 1, 2013Publisher:PM PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1604866810

ISBN - 13:9781604866810

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"More accessible than some of his other work, Snitch World is a fun, twisted book, and if as widely read as it should be, will further solidify Nesbit’s reputation as a writer’s writer."  —Ben Terrall, CounterPunch