Blossom

Blossom

Book - 1996 | First Vintage CrimeBlack Lizard edition.
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In the figure of Burke, Andrew Vachss has given contemporary crime fiction one of its most mesmerizing characters. An abused child raised in orphanages, foster homes, and prisons, Burke is a career criminal and outlaw who steals and scams for a living. 
   In Blossom, an old cellmate has summoned Burke to a fading Indiana mill town, where a young boy is charged with a crime he didn't commit and a twisted serial sniper has turned a local lovers' lane into a killing field. And it's here that Burke meets Blossom, the brilliant, beautiful young woman who has her own reasons for finding the murderer--and her own idea of vengeance.  Dense with atmosphere, savagely convincing, this is Vachss at his uncompromising best.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1996.
Edition: First Vintage CrimeBlack Lizard edition.
Copyright Date: ©1990
ISBN: 9780679772613
0679772618
Branch Call Number: VAC
Characteristics: 255 pages ;,21 cm

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LauraSteinert
Jul 12, 2015

Horrible writing--choppy and assumes we can follow half articulated thought--masquerading as a "hard-boiled detective" story. Fragments of sentences, single words as sentences maybe intended to make this a mystery, but it was a misery instead. I plan to NOT read any more Vachss--ever.

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