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  • The Big Whateverby Peter Doyle; Luc Sante

    Verse Chorus Press 2015; US$ 14.95

    When Billy Glasheen picks up a trashy paperback he finds in his cab, its plot seems weirdly familiar. One of the main characters is based on him . . . Only one person knows enough about his past to have written itóMax, his double-crossing ex-partner in crime. But Max is dead. He famously went up in flames, along with a fortune in cash, after a bank... more...

  • Kill All Your Darlingsby Luc Sante

    Verse Chorus Press 2007; US$ 12.99

    In his books and in a string of wide-ranging and inventive essays, Luc Sante has shown himself to be not only one of our pre-eminent stylists, but also a critic of uncommon power and range. He is ďone of the handful of living masters of the American language, as well as a singular historian and philosopher of American experience,? says the New Yorker?s... more...

  • The Factory of Factsby Luc Sante

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.00

    The acclaimed author of Low Life reinvents the memoir in a cunning, lyrical book that is at once a personal history and a meditation on the construction of identity. Born in Belgium but raised in New Jersey, Luc Sante transformed himself from a pious, timid Belgian boy into a loutish American adolescent, who eschewed French while fantasizing about... more...

  • The Other Parisby Luc Sante

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 27.99

    A trip through Paris as it will never be again--dark and dank and poor and slapdash and truly bohemian Paris, the City of Light. The city of the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, of soft cheese and fresh baguettes. Or so tourist brochures would have you believe. In The Other Paris , Luc Sante reveals the city's hidden past, its seamy underside--one... more...

  • The Big Conby David Maurer; Luc Sante

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    Shares insights from confidence men and swindlers on the schemes they used to cheat their victims. more...

  • Maggie, a Girl of the Streets and Other New York Writingsby Stephen Crane; Luc Sante

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 11.00

    Luc Sante is the author of Low Life , Evidence , and The Factory of Facts . He teaches at Bard College and lives in New York. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • The Handleby Richard Stark; Luc Sante

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 14.00

    Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark?s eponymous mystery novels, is one of the most unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir. Lauded by critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose style?and adored by fans who turn each intoxicating page with increasing urgency?Stark is a master of crime writing, his... more...

  • The Rare Coin Scoreby Richard Stark; Luc Sante

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 14.00

    Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark?s eponymous mystery novels, is one of the most unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir. Lauded by critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose style?and adored by fans who turn each intoxicating page with increasing urgency?Stark is a master of crime writing, his books... more...

  • The Seventhby Richard Stark; Luc Sante

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 14.00

    Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark?s eponymous mystery novels, is one of the most unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir. Lauded by critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose style?and adored by fans who turn each intoxicating page with increasing urgency?Stark is a master of crime writing, his... more...

  • How the Other Half Livesby Jacob A. Riis; Luc Sante

    Penguin Publishing Group 1997; US$ 16.00

    First published in 1890, Jacob Riis's remarkable study of the horrendous living conditions of the poor in New York City had an immediate and extraordinary impact on society, inspiring reforms that affected the lives of millions of people. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking... more...