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Boulevard

By William Guttentag

A teenaged runaway fights for survival on “the boulevard of broken dreams” in this searing debut novel based on a true story.

It’s always sunny in California until you walk on the wrong side of Sunset Boulevard. And yet the bright lights still call to thousands, and every day new arrivals fill the ranks of Hollywood’s underworld of teenage runaways and hopeful stars turned hookers and strippers.

Their stories are too wretched and too sad for society’s attention, but when a high-profile lawyer is murdered at the Chateau Marmont, lackluster detective Jimmy McCann takes to the streets and finds himself enmeshed in this complex web of prostitution and drugs, learning that the killer, a young girl named Casey, is a victim in her own right. Delving into Casey’s troubled community of homeless runaways, characterized by abuse, rape, death and disease, but also by friendship, loyalty and love, Bill Guttentag has crafted a stunning literary crime novel—based on real-life incidents—that will resound with readers everywhere.

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2010

ISBN

9781605980775


Format: Book
Author: Guttentag, William
Summary: "A teenage runaway fights for survival on 'the boulevard of broken dreams' in this searing debut novel based on a true story. It's always sunny in California until you walk on the wrong side of Sunset Boulevard. And yet the bright lights still call to thousands, and every day new arrivals fill the ranks of Hollywood's underworld of teenaged runaways and hopeful stars turned hookers and strippers. Their stories are too wretched and too sad for society's attention, but when a high-profile lawyer is murdered at the Chateau Marmont, lackluster detective Jimmy McCann takes to the streets and finds himself enmeshed in a complex web of prostitution and drugs, learning that the killer, a young girl named Casey, is a victim in her own right..."--dust jacket.
Title: Boulevard / Bill Guttentag.
Publisher Date: New York : Pegasus Books, 2010.
Subject: Homeless teenagers -- Fiction. Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction Runaway teenagers -- Fiction Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction
Isbn: 9781605980775 1605980773
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Guttentag
Oclc: 317919672
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Bib Id: 331190

Format: Book
Author: Guttentag, William
Summary: "A teenage runaway fights for survival on 'the boulevard of broken dreams' in this searing debut novel based on a true story. It's always sunny in California until you walk on the wrong side of Sunset Boulevard. And yet the bright lights still call to thousands, and every day new arrivals fill the ranks of Hollywood's underworld of teenaged runaways and hopeful stars turned hookers and strippers. Their stories are too wretched and too sad for society's attention, but when a high-profile lawyer is murdered at the Chateau Marmont, lackluster detective Jimmy McCann takes to the streets and finds himself enmeshed in a complex web of prostitution and drugs, learning that the killer, a young girl named Casey, is a victim in her own right..."--dust jacket.
Title: Boulevard / Bill Guttentag.
Edition: 1st Pegasus Books ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Pegasus Books, 2010.
Description: 298 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Homeless teenagers -- Fiction.
Subjects: Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Subjects: Runaway teenagers -- Fiction
Subjects: Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction
ISBN: 9781605980775
ISBN: 1605980773
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Guttentag