The Goodbye Coast: A Philip Marlowe Novel

The Goodbye Coast: A Philip Marlowe Novel by Joe Ide 0316459275 9780316459273
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In this colorful reinvention of a classic, Philip Marlowe finds himself tangled in two missing persons cases; "Ide has chiseled off the rust while keeping the soul of one of American fictions icons." (Dennis Lehane)

The seductive and relentless figure of Raymond Chandlers detective, Philip Marlowe, is vividly re-imagined in present-day Los Angeles. Here is a city of scheming Malibu actresses, ruthless gang members, virulent inequality, and washed-out police. Acclaimed and award-winning novelist Joe Ide imagines a Marlowe very much of our time: hes a quiet, lonely, and remarkably capable and confident private detective, though he lives beneath the shadow of his father, a once-decorated LAPD homicide detective, famous throughout the city, whos given in to drink after the death of Marlowes mother.

Marlowe, against his better judgement, accepts two missing person cases, the first a daughter of a faded, tyrannical Hollywood starlet, and the second, a British child stolen from his mother by his father. At the center of The Goodbye Coast is Marlowes troubled and confounding relationship with his father, a son who despises yet respects his dad, and a dad whos unable to hide his bitter disappointment with his grown boy.

Steeped in the richly detailed ethnic neighborhoods of modern LA, Ides The Goodbye Coast is a bold recreation that is viciously funny, ingeniously plotted, and surprisingly tender.

Author: Joe Ide

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 320

Publisher: Mulholland Books

Publication Date: 2022-02-01


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