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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…I love this book and will closely follow Bill Beverly forever hereafter.”

    Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

  • “In Dodgers, the tension stays high and reflective moments serve only to give the characters —and the reader—a breather before the next, more exciting set piece, of which there are many. Great ending, too.”


  • Part road trip, part fish-out-of-water, part violent crime thriller, part coming-of-age, and something else altogether…These are characters who we care for, even if we never expected to, and as East finds himself at a personal crossroads, we are right there with him. I tore through this novel and was genuinely disappointed that it had to end.”


  • “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…Readers won’t soon forget East and his bloody journey of self-discovery and, ultimately, salvation.”

    Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)

  • “Terrific writing and a unique coming-of-age narrative make this a new voice not to be missed.”


  • “One of the greatest literary crime novels you will read in your lifetime.”

    Donald Ray Pollock, author of Knockemstiff

  • “Propulsive, brutally honest and yet unexpectedly tender, Dodgers is one of the best debuts I’ve read.”

    Attica Locke, author of Black Water Rising

  • 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
  • Longlisted for the 2016 CWA Gold Dagger
  • Longlisted for the 2016 CWA New Blood Dagger
  • Longlisted for the 2017 Carnegie Medal for Literature
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