Monty Brogan starts a seven-year prison sentence for dealing drugs tomorrow. Tonight is his last night of freedom. His father wants him to run. His drug-lord boss, Uncle Blue, wants to know if he squealed. His girlfriend isn't sure what she wants, and his two best friends know one thing for sure; after he goes in, he will never be the same.
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Acerbically captivating first novel...Benioff creates a pungent, funny urban tableau full of shrewd operators and unfulfilled desires * The New York Times * Much acclaimed debut set on New York's mean streets. * Bookseller * impressive debut - OBSERVER As unusual as it is well wrought: it resonates with a Whitmanesque sense of the city's possibilities and unsatisfied longings * The New Yorker * David Benioff's headlong suspense novel is a deceptively simple chronicle of [Monty's] final day of freedom...Working in a novelistic form of "real time", Benioff shows a knack for critiquing his genre while revitalising its cliches... Instead of yielding mere irony, the author, in his first novel, achieves both pathos and excitement * Entertainment Weekly * Brilliantly conceived, this gripping crime drama boasts dead-on dialogue, chiaroscuro portraits of New York's social strata and an inescapable crescendo of tension. Monty's solution to his agonising dilemmas will shock even hardened suspense lovers * Publishers Weekly * Much acclaimed debut set on New York's mean streets. * The Bookseller * Gripping Crime * ICE, London *
About David Benioff
David Benioff has published articles and stories in GQ, Seventeen and Zoetrope, as well as in the anthologies The Ex-Files and Best New American Voices 2000. Born and raised in New York City, he now lives in Los Angeles. This is his first novel.
The 25th Hour by David Benioff
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