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Like the kind of cars they don’t make anymore and the kind of songs they don’t sing, the novels of George Pelecanos have the style, rhythm, and muscle of classics. Shoedog is vintage Pelecanos: a tale that throbs with soul and pulsates with menace.

Constantine was born in Washington, DC, and has been traveling the world ever since, finding everything but a home. Randolph has stayed in this city every day, selling shoes in a downtown store, taking care of ladies who lie about their sizes and sometimes fit him into their beds. Now these two strangers—one white, one black—have come together in a criminal’s audacious plan. With five partners and the hit ready to go down, Constantine doesn’t understand the treacheries, feuds, and fantasies swirling around him—and he’s fallen for a woman who only doubles his risk. But Randolph, a self-confessed “shoedog,” can smell trouble a mile away. And when the shooting starts, he’ll give Constantine a chance to live—or die where he was born.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “All sinners, none saints, the small-time hoods in this authentic world are crisply limned here in their fallible humanity.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “In the best tradition of hard-boiled fiction, Pelecanos’ haunting, gritty story works its way deep into his readers’ collective psyches, simultaneously shocking, attracting, and repelling us with its unvarnished, unbeautiful realism and its explosive, stomach-churning violence. An exceptional, memorable book from a fine writer.”


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