Meet the Author Night:
Local author Dennis Tafoya will be selling and signing copies of his latest novel, The Poor Boy's Game.
You may remember Dennis. He joined us a while back when he brought copies of Dope Thief and Wolves of Fairmount Park. Dennis a great writer; you won't regret buying one (or all) of his books.
"At the center of Dennis Tafoya’s powerful and poignant novel beats the mighty heart of his richly etched heroine, U.S. Marshal Frannie Mullen. With The Poor Boy’s Game, Tafoya shows us he ranks with George Pelecanos and Dennis Lehane, illuminating the grimmest corners of his city, and telling tales filled with both darkness and immense beauty."—Megan Abbott, Edgar Award-winning author of Dare Me
"The Poor Boy’s Game is a beautifully rendered, gut-wrenching portrait of lives wrecked by crime and circumstance. Tafoya’s prose is so close to the street that it seems to be written not from the outside looking in, but from within the wounds and fractures themselves."—Reed Farrel Coleman, Edgar Award-nominated author of The Hollow Girl
"A bruising heartbreaker of a novel, with a heroine you won't soon forget. Tafoya knows his territory and, more importantly, he knows his people. The Poor Boy’s Game is a knockout."—Wallace Stroby, author of Shoot the Woman First
"Dennis Tafoya pulls no punches. His characters carry fractured hearts and wounds that won’t heal—none more so than U.S. Marshal Frannie Mullen—but even their darkest hours are rendered with a grace that makes them all the more hauntingly human. The Poor Boy’s Game is a triumph."—Hilary Davidson, Anthony Award-winning author of Evil in All Its Disguises
"Tafoya delivers a gut-wrenching crime thriller as gritty and harsh as a Philadelphia winter."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Tafoya continues to explore the fine line between good and evil…[The Poor Boy’s Game] features complex characters and a truly shocking ending."—Kirkus
Meet the Author Night: Dennis Tafoya
Friday, 22 May 2015,
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