Suitcase City

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$15.95  $14.83
Akashic Books, Ltd.
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5.9 X 8.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Sterling Watson is the author of six novels, including Sweet Dream Baby and Fighting in the Shade. His short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in the Prairie Schooner, the Georgia Review, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, the Michigan Quarterly Review, and the Southern Review. He was director of the Creative Writing Program at Eckerd College for twenty years and is the college's Peter Meinke Professor Emeritus of Literature and Creative Writing. Suitcase City is his latest work.


[A] noir gem . . . a deeply contemplative and darkly poetic prose style complements the well-crafted plot.-- "Publishers Weekly"
A solid revenge tale . . . There is plenty of action to be had in this suspense tale, but it is the examination of the characters' motivations that really makes it shine. For fans of Lee Child and Nicci French.-- "Library Journal"
Gripping . . . . As [Watson] spins additional threads within the plot, deepening our interest in even minor characters, his grip remains steady. . . . Peeling back the layers of Tampa society to reveal a crosshatching of race and class -- the country club scenes are particularly fine -- Watson stealthily heightens the suspense.-- "Barnes & Noble Review"
Watson weaves . . . questions about race into a plot that takes one bloody turn after another, a crescendo of violence that ends with a day at sea that might be the most chilling of all.-- "Tampa Bay Times"
[An] irresistible earworm of a novel . . . With its airtight atmosphere of impending, life-sinking doom, and taut language evoking palpable Gulf Coast Florida seediness, Suitcase City duly takes its place alongside the best works of former Floridian Pete Dexter, and the brilliant Tampa novels of Dennis Lehane.
-- "Paste Magazine"