Shoot the Piano Player

Author(s): David Goodis


Once upon a time Eddie played concert 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.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780679732549
  • : Random House Publishing Group
  • : Random House Inc
  • : October 1990
  • : 0.50000mm X 5.25000mm X 7.75000mm
  • : May 1990
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : David Goodis
  • : 176