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Dodgers is a dark, unforgettable coming-of-age journey that recalls the very best of Richard Price, Denis Johnson, and J. D. Salinger. It is the story of a young LA gang member named East, who is sent by his uncle along with some other teenage boys—including East’s hothead younger brother—to kill a key witness hiding out in Wisconsin. The journey takes East out of a city he’s never left and into an America that is entirely alien to him, ultimately forcing him to grapple with his place in the world and decide what kind of man he wants to become.

Written in stark and unforgettable prose and featuring an array of surprising and memorable characters rendered with empathy and wit, Dodgers heralds the arrival of a major new voice in American fiction.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Dark, edgy, and riveting and, for all that, deeply, humanly serious, Dodgers is white knuckles for the mind.”

    Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

  • “Potent, direct prose will lure you in from the first page.”

    Los Angeles Magazine

  • “Beverly follows the great tradition of American crime fiction in paring his prose to the bone so that not a word is wasted, and his foul-mouthed, funny dialogue rings true.”

    Sunday Express (London)

  • “Harrowing, wrenching, and redemptive.”

    Sacramento Bee

  • “Stunning crime fiction…The premise and execution are terrific, and the prose is remarkable: Beverly does more with a sentence than many writers accomplish in a paragraph….Highly recommended.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “A dazzling crime novel that’s equal parts coming-of-age tale à la Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye and travelogue à la Kerouac.”

    Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)

  • “Rich characterization and profound cultural insights make this debut novel an unforgettable journey.”

    School Library Journal
  • “Terrific writing and a unique coming-of-age narrative…not to be missed.”


  • “Reader Jackson does a fine job of conveying the characters’ sense of awe, trepidation, and confusion as they experience so many things for the first time—not gosh-wow excitement but genuinely felt emotional responses to things they’d never imagined…An intelligent, imaginative story, intelligently and compellingly told.”

    Booklist (audio review)

  • “This audiobook encompasses believable dialogue, vivid writing, well-done plot twists, and a narrator who not only keeps pace but also takes the listener on a journey. And what a journey it is…Here’s hoping Beverly and Jackson team up again.”


  • A BookPage Top Pick for April 2016
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month for April 2016
  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • A 2016 Booklist Top 10 Crime Novels of the Year Selection
  • Winner of the 2016 CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel
  • Winner of the 2016 CWA New Blood Dagger for Best Debut Crime Novel
  • Longlisted for the 2017 Carnegie Medal for Literature
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