Shoot the Piano Player
ISBN10: 0679732543 ISBN13: 9780679732549 Publisher: Vintage Books Published: Oct 1 1990 Weight: 0.45lbs. Height: 7.75" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
Once upon a time Eddie played conert piano to reverent audiences at Carnegie Hall. Now he bangs out honky-tonk for drunks in a dive in Philadelphia. But then two people walk into Eddie's life--the first promising Eddie a future, the other dragging him back into a treacherous past. Shoot the Piano Player is a bittersweet and nerve-racking exploration of different kinds of loyalty: the kind a man owes his family, no matter how bad that family is; the kind a man owes a woman; and, ultimately, the loyalty he owes himself. The result is a moody thriller that, like the best hard-boiled fiction, carries a moral depth charge.