The Turnaround

Paperback | November 20, 2012

byGeorge Pelecanos

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On a hot summer afternoon in 1972, three teenagers drove into an unfamiliar neighborhood and six lives were altered forever.
Thirty five years later, one survivor of that day reaches out to another, opening a door that could lead to salvation. But another survivor is now out of prison, looking for reparation in any form he can find it.
THE TURNAROUND takes us on a journey from the rock-and-soul streets of the '70s to the changing neighborhoods of D.C. today, from the diners and auto garages of the city to the inside of Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital, where wounded men and women have returned to the world in a time of war. A novel of fathers and sons, wives and husbands, loss, victory and violent redemption, THE TURNAROUND is another compelling, highly charged novel from George Pelecanos, "the best crime novelist in America." -Oregonian

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On a hot summer afternoon in 1972, three teenagers drove into an unfamiliar neighborhood and six lives were altered forever.Thirty five years later, one survivor of that day reaches out to another, opening a door that could lead to salvation. But another survivor is now out of prison, looking for reparation in any form he can find it.T...

George Pelecanos is the author of several highly praised and bestselling novels, includingThe Cut,What It Was,The Way Home,The Turnaround, andThe Night Gardener. He is also an independent-film producer, an essayist, and the recipient of numerous international writing awards. He was a producer and Emmy-nominated writer forThe Wireand cu...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:November 20, 2012Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316040924

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"George Pelecanos is one of the most literary of <_st13a_country-region _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">America's crime writers, and like most of his books, THE TURNAROUND is more than mere entertainment. This beautifully written novel, rich with carefully wrought characters, is both a fine crime story and a thoughtful exploration of race relations in the lives of ordinary Americans."-Bruce DeSilva, Associated Press