Citizen Vince: a novel
One day you know more dead people that live ones...
Jess Walter is a writer with a rare talent for finding humanity and emotional truths in lives lived on both sides of the law. With his third novel, Citizen Vince, Walter has crafted a story as inventive as it is suspenseful -- an irresistible tale about the price of freedom and the mystery of salvation.
It's the fall of 1980, eight days before a presidential election that pits the downtrodden Jimmy Carter against the suspiciously sunny Ronald Reagan ("Are you better off than you were four years ago?"). In a quiet house in Spokane, Washington, Vince Camden wakes up at 1:59 a.m., pockets his weekly stash of stolen credit cards, and drops in on an all-night poker game with his low-life friends on his way to his witness-protection job dusting crullers at Donut Make You Hungry. This is the sum of Vince's new life: donuts, forged credit cards, marijuana smuggled in jars of volcanic ash, and a neurotic hooker girlfriend who dreams of being a real estate agent.
But when a familiar face shows up in town, Vince realizes that no matter how far you think you've run from your past . . . it's always close behind you. Over the course of the next unforgettable week, on the run from Spokane to New York's Lower East Side, Vince Camden will negotiate a maze of obsessive cops, eager politicians, and emerging mobsters, only to find that redemption might just exist in -- of all places -- a voting booth.
Darkly funny and surprisingly hopeful, Citizen Vince is the story of a charming crook chasing the biggest score of his life: a second chance.
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|Grouping Title||citizen vince|
|Grouping Author||walter jess|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-12-07 01:14:17AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-12-07 01:43:47AM|
|author||Walter, Jess, 1965-|
|available_at_steamboatlibrary||Online OverDrive Collection|
SSCL Bud Werner Library
|detailed_location_steamboatlibrary||Online OverDrive Collection|
SSCL Bud Sojourn Room
|display_description||Beginning his witness-protection job at a doughnut restaurant in the week before the 1980 presidential election, small-time thief Vince Camden finds himself unwittingly embroiled in a local politician's troubles.|
SOJOURN WALTER 2020
|owning_library_steamboatlibrary||Steamboat Springs Community Libraries|
Steamboat Springs Community Libraries Online
|owning_location_steamboatlibrary||Online OverDrive Collection|
SSCL Bud Werner Library
|subject_facet||Detective and mystery fiction|
Police -- Washington (State) -- Spokane -- Fiction
Spokane (Wash.) -- Fiction
|title_display||Citizen Vince : a novel|
Citizen Vince / Jess Walter
Citizen Vince : a novel / Jess Walter