Manhattan Nocturne

A Novel

Colin Harrison

Picador

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Porter Wren is a Manhattan tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. On the beat he sells murder, tragedy, and anything that passes for the truth. At home, he is a dedicated husband and father. But when a seductive stranger asks him to dig into the unsolved murder of her husband, he is drawn into a very nasty case of sexual obsession and blackmail--one that threatens his job, his marriage, and his life.

Manhattan Nocturne is a brilliantly drawn tableau of the gritty, gaudy city, and a thrilling literary noir.  

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A New York Times Notable Book

"Mr. Harrison has produced a thriller that seems to want to be equal parts of Raymond Chandler, William Styron, and Tom Wolfe. . . . These corollary aspirations generate some of the greatest pleasures in Mr. Harrison's novel, so that the same narrative that impresses us with its top-to-bottom knowledge of New York City fauna is also illuminating about the quiet acts of omission that irrevocably damage a marriage."--Entertainment Weekly

 

"You're trapped by page two. . . .  This is the work of a powerful writer . . . with a powerful story."--The Boston Globe

 

"A smart, entertaining novel."--The Washington Post

 

"[Harrison] spares no detail of sex and violence, imbuing every phrase with a visceral punch and a sardonic tone. . . . Truly thrilling."--Chicago Tribune

 

"A great, roaring story of power, lust, greed, and a very human folly that characterizes our preposterous millennium--told with compassion, intelligence, and striking human insight."--Mary Gaitskill, author of Veronica

"A white-knuckle ride . . . With the narrative drive of a hurtling subway express, Harrison plunges readers into a scary subterranean world in which the only comfort comes from the neon flashes of his prose."--People

"Manhattan Nocturne soars."--The New York Times Book Review


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Colin Harrison

Colin Harrison is the author of five novels, including The Havana Room and Afterburn. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, writer Kathryn Harrison, and their three children.

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Manhattan Nocturne
A Novel
Colin Harrison

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
April 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312427627
ISBN10: 031242762X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 384 pages
$16.00

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Picador
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429905251
ISBN10: 1429905255
384 pages
$6.99
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