Shoot the Piano Player

by David Goodis

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.

Year First Published:1956

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Shoot the Piano Player
Format: Softcover
ISBN: 9780887390302      ISBN 10: 0887390307
Publisher: Black Lizard  1987

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Shoot the Piano Player
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780679732549      ISBN 10: 0679732543
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard  1990

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