9781590201954

Lethal Injection

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  • ISBN13:

    9781590201954

  • ISBN10:

    1590201957

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-05-04
  • Publisher: Overlook TP
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Summary

The gritty noir cult classic is now back in print—and the first of nine Nisbet books from Overlook! Jim Nisbet’s cult classic Lethal Injection, one of the first Black Lizard Books originals, has been out of print in the United States for an unforgivably long time. Overlook is remedying that with this paperback—the first of nine reissues that will make up a Nisbet revolution. It’s about as noir as you can get. In a bleak Texas prison Royce, an alcoholic doctor administers Bobby Mencken’s last high,” convinced that the convicted killer was innocent. When Royce’s marriage crumbles he takes off for Dallas to search for the real killer. Of Nisbet, Germany’s Die Weltwrote, Neither Norman Mailer nor Truman Capote has in their writing been able to produce such an intensity as Nisbet has achieved.” With sharp humor and a poet’s ear for language, Nisbet’s world may be bleak, but it is frighteningly real. Overlook is proud to bring him to a new generation of readers. Praise for Jim Nisbet Truly, hellishly gritty.” —Los Angeles Times Powerful, provocative. . . remains in the mind long after the novel is finished.” — Toronto Globe-Mail Horrifying, riveting. . . a book worth reading.” —United Press International

Author Biography

Jim Nisbet is the author of ten novels. His most recent novel, Windward Passage, is also published by Overlook. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize three times, shortlisted for the Hammett prize, and published in French, German, Japanese, Italian, Polish, Russian, Hungarian, Romanian, and Greek. He lives in San Francisco.

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