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The Gunman by Jean-Patrick Manchette

A gripping noir masterpiece and New York Times notable book in a movie-tie edition.

The Gunman is now a major motion picture directed by Pierre Morel (Taken) and starring Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone, releasing March 20th, 2015.

This tightly plotted, corrosive parody of "the success story" is widely considered to be Jean-Patrick Manchette's masterpiece, and was named a New York Times "Notable Book" in 2002. The Gunman is a classic of modern noir.

"For Manchette and the generation of writers who followed him, the crime novel is no mere entertainment, but a means to strip bare the failures of society, ripping through veils of appearance, deceit, and manipulation to the greed and violence that are the society's true engines."—Boston Globe

Also available in its original edition titled The Prone Gunman, along with Manchette's Three to Kill, published by City Lights in 2002.

 

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