Street Of No Return by David Goodis (Black Lizard – 1987)

Street Of No Return by David Goodis

Street Of No Return by David Goodis

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.

*get it at Amazon.com*

Title: Street Of No Return
Author: David Goodis
Imprint & Number: Black Lizard
Publication date: 1987
Price: 3.95
Cover artist: Jim Kirwan
ISBN: 0-88739-027-7

A modernized film based on the novel was released in 1989, directed by Samuel Fuller and starring Keith Carradine.

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