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Eddie and the Cruisers

Eddie and the Cruisers

P.F. Kluge, Sherman Alexie (introduction)

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ISBN 13: 978-1-59020-094-0
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8

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Featuring a new introduction by Sherman Alexie, below.

Overlook is proud to put P. F. Kluge's classic Eddie and the Cruisers"the book that spawned the movies" in paperback for the first time, so it can find a new generation of readers. With sparkling dialogue, superb plot and suspense that never flags this page-turner is the seminal novel of the 50's new music- rock-and-roll- and how it changed America.

Eddie and his Jersey-bred band, The Parkway Cruisers, were going places. With an album and a few minor hits to their credit the future seemed bright until Eddie died in a fiery car crash. Twenty years later a British rock band turns their old songs into monumental fresh hits.

With this comes a surge of interest in the surviving Cruisers and in a rumored cache of tapes that Eddie made before he died. That's when the killing starts.

Praise for Eddie and the Cruisers:
An excellently crafted book. The dialogue is sharp, the book is packed with exquisite description and a surprise ending. Sunday Journal and Star

Eddie and the Cruisers seems at first glance to be only a smartly written novel about nostalgia for the music of the late 1950s. It quickly proves, however, to be A remarkably good suspense story, full of vivid characters and some hilarious dialogue. St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"A warm, entertaining, and highly evocative story of youth, music, and growing up in the 1950s. The Philadelphia Inquirer

Sparkling dialogue, wonderful characterizations and a plot which dazzles. Enterprise Sun

[A] good mix of everyday blues with old-time bebop." Booklist

About the author
Novelist, journalist and teacher, P.F. Kluge is Writer-in-Residence at Kenyon College. Two films, Dog Day Afternoon and Eddie and The Cruisers, have been based on his work. His journalism appears in National Geographic Traveler, where he is a contributing editor, and elsewhere. A native of Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, Kluge lives in Gambier, Ohio.

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