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Gone Bamboo pits Henry, a CIA-trained assassin, and Frances, his hard-nosed, hard-bodied wife against two governments and a cross-dressing mafioso. Henry and Frances have gone bamboo—living an idyllic, retired life in the Caribbean—but when Donnie, a powerful capo relocated by the Federal Witness Protection Program, inadvertently jeopardizes their plan, all hell breaks loose. Despite the fact that Henry once tried to kill Donnie, the two join forces against the transvestite mob boss looking to ace Donnie. But things aren’t going to be so easy …

Written in Anthony Bourdain’s signature style-raucous, funny, a bit vicious, and always fun-Gone Bamboo is a feast of murder, hitmen, and the hitwomen they love. Reminiscent of Dashiell Hammet’s Nick and Nora, Bourdain’s Henry and Frances are a tough-talking, unlikely couple that will win you over-if they don’t kill you first.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Bourdain serves up a delectable concoction sure to appeal.”

    Denver Post

  • “With another antic tale, Bourdain establishes himself as a new master of the wiseass crime comedy…A potentially routine mob caper is brought to life by tight plotting, appealing characters and a stylish mix of irony, snappy dialogue and amoral verve.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A mystery in which plot takes a backseat to colorful characters and witty dialogue…Readers…who enjoy meeting interesting, quirky characters and listening to sharp dialogue will be pleased.”


  • “This rowdy beach story about an over-the-hill hit man and a retired Mafioso is charmingly narrated by Chris Patton, who lends subtle characterizations to most of the main players. To his credit, Patton doesn’t fall into the trap of making the gangsters sound like The Sopranos.”


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