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  1. Dead Boys: Stories
    Dead Boys: Stories
    Dead Boys: Stories
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  2. Dead Boys: Stories

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These hard-hitting, deeply felt stories follow straight arrows and outlaws, have-it-alls and outcasts, as they take stock of their lives and missteps and struggle to rise above their turbulent pasts. A salesman re-examines his tenuous relationship with his sister after she is brutally attacked. A house painter plans a new life for his family as he plots his last bank robbery. A drifter gets a chance at love when he delivers news of a barfly's death to the man's estranged daughter. A dissatisfied yuppie is oddly envious of his ex-con brother as they celebrate their first Christmas together.


Set in a Los Angeles depicted with aching clarity, Lange's stories are gritty, and his characters often less than perfect. Beneath their macho bravado, however, they are full of heart and heartbreak.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9780316018807
Edition
Reprint
ISBN
0316018805
Label
Little Brown & Co
Manufacturer
Little Brown & Co
Publisher
Little Brown & Co
Studio
Little Brown & Co
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Richard Lange has a voice, at times rasty, at times corrosive, and at time tenderly longing for something better than what life has dealt him. And that 'voice' he places in the first person narrative in each of these twelve very pungent short stories that comprise his debut on the writing scene. He is impressive and he is immensely readable.

Lange has an affinity for the ordinary, his characters emerge from the woodwork of sun-baked Los Angeles and become involved in actions and situations that some may find unbelievable, but for those who have observed the peculiar disparity of characters that inhabit the city of Angels, these odd folks seem somehow familiar. In assuming the narrative role in each story Lange makes his aberrant stories more real and at times the story line drifts around like complacent weather reports while at other times little things go wrong with the intensity of the abrupt Santana winds that alter the landscape and psychological bearings of the... Read more
There exist certain wildflowers that must be burned in order to bloom, and who's to say I'm not one of them? - (pg. 169, Dead Boys)

Good book of short stories!

The title of the book "Dead Boys", is the title of the last story in the book, but this book could easily be called "Tales of L.A."!

"Dead Boys" has 12 stories in all, the stories all take place primarily in or around Los Angeles!

Lange's writing is excellent and each story leaves you wanting to know more about the characters and what happens next. Lange admits at the end of the book that he purposely left each stories ending open for readers to interpret themselves.

The stories are of all of men who have tried, failed and / or are trying again, trying to get their lives on track or wondering how they got to the point their at now!

All of the stories are believable and have that authentic feel to them, which left me feeling like I know someone like that... Read more
I absolutely loved this book and is easily one of the best collections of short stories I have ever read. The characters in the book were, for the most part, believable, relatable, and all very human. The book has enough pace to keep you turning the pages but is also immensely introspective at times. Lange is one of my favorite new(ish) authors. I've read his first novel which came out after this, This Wicked World, and began reading his latest Angel Baby. Although his other books are well done as well, Dead Boys remains my favorite. I highly recommend this book!!
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