Don Carpenter S Hard Rain Falling Is A Tough As Nails Account Of Being Down And Out, But Never Down For Good A Dostoyevskian Tale Of Crime, Punishment, And The Pursuit Of An Ever Elusive Redemption The Novel Follows The Adventures Of Jack Levitt, An Orphaned Teenager Living Off His Wits In The Fleabag Hotels And Seedy Pool Halls Of Portland, Oregon Jack Befriends Billy Lancing, A Young Black Runaway And Pool Hustler Extraordinaire A Heist Gone Wrong Gets Jack Sent To Reform School, From Which He Emerges Embittered By Abuse And Solitary Confinement In The Meantime Billy Has Joined The Middle Class Married, Fathered A Son, Acquired A Business And A Mistress But Neither Jack Nor Billy Can Escape Their Troubled Pasts, And They Will Meet Again In San Quentin Before Their Strange Double Drama Comes To A Violent And Revelatory End.
Don Carpenter was an American writer, best known as the author of Hard Rain Falling He wrote numerous novels, novellas, short stories and screenplays over the course of a 22 year career that took him from a childhood in Berkeley and the Pacific Northwest to the corridors of power and ego in Hollywood A close observer of human frailty, his writing depicted marginal characters like pool sharks, prisoners and drug dealers, as well as movie moguls and struggling actors Although lauded by critics and fellow writers alike, Carpenter s novels and stories never reached a mass audience and he supported himself with extensive work for Hollywood Facing a mounting series of debilitating illnesses, Don Carpenter committed suicide in 1995.
- 308 pages
- Hard Rain Falling
- Don Carpenter
- 07 August 2019 Don Carpenter