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The Ultimate Good Luck
by Richard Ford


Overview - In this novel of menace and eroticism, Richard Ford updates the tradition of Conrad for the age of cocaine smuggling. The setting is Oaxaca, Mexico, where Harry Quinn has come to free his girlfriend's brother, Sonny, from Jail and, ideally, to get him away form the suavely sadistic drug dealer who suspects Sonny of having cheated him.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In this novel of menace and eroticism, Richard Ford updates the tradition of Conrad for the age of cocaine smuggling. The setting is Oaxaca, Mexico, where Harry Quinn has come to free his girlfriend's brother, Sonny, from Jail and, ideally, to get him away form the suavely sadistic drug dealer who suspects Sonny of having cheated him.

"His prose has a taut, cinematic quality that bathes his story with the same hot, mercilessly white light that scorches Mexico."--New York Times Book Review

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780394750897
  • ISBN-10: 0394750896
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: August 1987
  • Page Count: 208
  • Dimensions: 7.99 x 5.24 x 0.58 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds

Series: Vintage Contemporaries

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