by Pete Hamill
Little, Brown and Company – May 2011
288 pages; $26.99
Pete Hamill’s new book, Tabloid City, can best be described as a multilayered story that is at times somber, unexpected, and always exciting. Hamill has really shown the artistic side of writing with his characters. Reminiscent of a sculptor creating a piece of art, Hamill’s characters are so well crafted they each make an indelible mark on the reader’s mind. Characters whose voices are so distinctly individual they resonates with the reader long after the book is finished.
Tabloid City is a twenty-four hour snapshot of a cold January day in New York City. A murder of a wealthy socialite and her secretary; a jihadist Muslim; a revenge seeking veteran; a struggling Mexican family; and a newspaper struggling to adjust to the digital age, are all masterfully intertwined in Hamill’s writing. In addition to the story’s seamless weaving, Hamill has created a stunning portrait of New York City’s atmosphere. Right down to the city streets, sounds, and sights, the reader is instantly entrenched in Hamill’s New York City.
Hamill’s stunning writing; moving and thought-provoking characters and story, will no doubt cement Tabloid City as one of the best books of 2011.
Tabloid City has something for everyone. Fans of literary fiction, contemporary fiction, mystery/suspense, and just plain great writing and story telling will eagerly devour and enjoy this book.
For more information on Tabloid City please visit the publisher’s website at: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/books_9780316020756.htm