Only the ruthless survive River Street, where the concrete ends and the jungle begins. When those unfortunate enough to fall so low reach River Street they’ve hit the gutter, burned-out husks of what once were men. Like Whitey. But Whitey found a miracle, a girl, a girl like no other. We follow Whitey back through the years before he became a bum, to his hey-day, his life as a pop singer whose career is wrecked by an obsessive love for a prostitute, his torture by racketeers and police, and his final turn as a reluctant hero. Goodis forces his characters to go naked in the world, to play a losing game and enjoy it.
Re-issue of Goodis’s 12th novel.
Title: Street Of No Return
Author: David Goodis
Imprint & Number: Black Lizard
Publication date: 1987
Cover artist: Jim Kirwan
A modernized film based on the novel was released in 1989, directed by Samuel Fuller and starring Keith Carradine.