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Dark Companion (Paperback)

Dark Companion (Paperback)

Jim Nisbet

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ISBN 13: 9781590202029
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8

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Overlook continues its reissues of the incomparable Jim Nisbet’s oeuvre with Dark Companion. Nisbet, the acclaimed noir writer from San Francisco captures the absurdities of present-day America with a rare pungency in this noir gem.

Banerjhee Rolf, a bright, levelheaded Indian-American scientist, is content to spend his days with his wife, tending his garden and studying his beloved astronomy. When Rolf ’s relationship with his seedy, drug-dealing neighbor, Toby Pride, and Pride’s stoner girlfriend takes a weird turn, Rolf’s placid world is shattered and he becomes a fugitive from justice. Crime, cosmology, politics, philosophy, physics and more enter into this cautionary tale, which climaxes with the suddenness of a cobra strike and then delivers a denouement that’s both stunning and absolutely perfect.

Jim Nisbet is the author of ten novels. He has been nominated for the Pushcar t Prize three times, shortlisted for the Hammett prize, and published in French, German, Japanese, Italian, Polish, Russian, Hungarian, Romanian, and Greek.

Praise for Jim Nisbet's Previous Works:

"So many of the wonderful surprises are packed within both characters, revealed one onion-skin layer at a time, and by the time Nisbet stomps his foot on the accelerator, you realize you're trapped in a world where there's roiling chaos in the heavens, death lurking at the microscopic level, and of course, a serious amount of bad luck on earth--all in 144 blistering pages. If noir is about a lone man making his way through a hostile universe, then Nisbet's masterful Dark Companion takes us to the outer reaches." --Booklist

“Truly, hellishly gritty”--Los Angeles Times

“Jim Nisbet—whose pen is mightier than a million swords—does it again.” --Michael Connelly

“In the tradition of Jim Thompson and Damon Runyon, Nisbet is too good to miss.” --San Francisco Chronicle

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