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November Road
冬途
版本: 精裝320頁  2019 年 10 月 9 日  William Morrow出版
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內容介紹

推理小說界的翹楚、愛倫坡獎得主——盧‧伯尼(Lou Berney)又一新作!

 

兩個陌生人在往西移的路途上相遇,各擁抱著一個夢,然後在逃亡之途上找到對方!

 

為新奧爾良地區暴民頭頭卡洛斯・馬塞洛(Carlos Marcello)效命的法蘭克・吉德里(Frank Guidry)常感嘆人都只是消耗品。接下來,他的好運已經用光,因為他知道太多關於甘迺迪總統被暗殺的內幕了!甘迺迪總統被暗殺的幾個小時內,接近馬塞洛(Marcello)的人相繼死亡,吉德里(Guidry)知道自己就是下一個的滅口名單。其實噩耗發生之前不到兩週,他還在達拉斯(Dallas)幫老闆辦些事情。沒有選擇的他,打算前往拉斯維加斯(Las Vegas)請求老同事幫忙而展開他的逃亡之途。

 

逃亡的第一守則:絕對不能停!但是當在他在路邊一台破車的後座,看到帶著兩個女兒和一隻狗的美麗人妻,夏洛特(Charlotte)時,他知道這是完美的偽裝機會,可以用來掩蓋他的行蹤。於是他告訴夏洛特(Charlotte)能幫助她去加州;對夏洛特(Charlotte)而言,去加州的這一趟旅程,而非單單獲得什麼,更是一場逃跑,重獲心靈自由的逃跑,逃離俄克拉何馬州小鎮上令他窒息的酒鬼丈夫。

 

逃亡的第二守則:不能愛上和一起逃亡的人。一路上,兩人卻在對方身上看見欣賞之處。儘管逃亡之途如此崎嶇、吉德里(Guidry)的冷血持續進逼,但他再也不想只是活著。

 

「或許每個人生來就是消耗品」,但現在他無法丟下深愛的女子,只想與她好好活著。然而,這個看似平凡的念頭,將引領他們走上死亡之途……

作者介紹

盧‧伯尼(Lou Berney)著有三本小說,《奪命穿心》 (Gutshot Straight), 《鞭河》(暫譯)(Whiplash River)以及頻頻獲獎的《銷聲匿跡》(暫譯)(The Long and Faraway Gone)。其短篇小說見於《紐約客》(The New Yorker)、《犁頭雜誌》(Ploughshares)和《手推車獎文集》(Pushcart Prize anthology)。現居於美國俄克拉荷馬州的俄克拉荷馬市。


作者官網:http://www.louberney.com/

書評

"Lou Berney has quickly become one of crime fiction's stand-outs, a quietly subversive writer who can surprise the most jaded readers. NOVEMBER ROAD delivers everything we have come to expect from him--and then some."-Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author of Sunburn



"NOVEMBER ROAD is a unique creature: a thriller that defies categorization. Lou Berney has mined a mindboggling number of genres—love story, gangster tale, cross country adventure—and written a novel that will push you to the edge of your seat at the same time it takes your breath away. A triumph of plot and prose and a brilliant depiction of the contradictions of 1960s America, the innocence, the violence, and the longing."-Ivy Pochoda, author of Wonder Valley, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize



"From its first frenetic pages to its wrenching final ones, Lou Berney takes us on the ride of a lifetime as two people collide, dangerously, with history in 1963 America. It’s a crime story, a love story, a deeply American story. With November Road, Berney proves beyond doubt that he’s one of the most talented crime novelists working today."-Megan Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of You Will Know Me



"November Road is a remarkable and unforgettable reading experience. Lou Berney's artistry as a writer hits you in the heart and tugs hard at your soul. This tense and riveting thriller unfolds in the shadow of the assassination of JFK and is a deeply moving love story about people caught in moral dilemmas for which there are no easy answers and who together find hope against all odds. It will stay with you long after you read the final page. You will recommend it friends. You will read it again. Berney is a writer to be read and admired. This is a staggeringly brilliant book and a flat-out terrific read."-Don Winslow, New York Times bestselling author of THE FORCE



"This is the rare novel that can thrill and move a reader in equal measure, and I believe it will stay with you long after the last page."-Liate Stehlik, President & Publisher, William Morrow