Citizen Vince

Citizen Vince

A Novel

Book - 2005 | 1st ed
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From a highly acclaimed young novelist comes a story of witness protection, petty thievery, local politics and murder set against the turbulent backdrop of the 1980 presidential election.
Publisher: New York : ReganBooks, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0060394412 (acid-free paper)
Branch Call Number: FIC WALTER
Characteristics: 293 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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A likeable thug in the Witness Protection Program turns to politics to redeem himself in his eyes. Really great dry humor here.

A story of witness protection, petty thievery, local politics and murder set against the turbulent backdrop of the 1980 presidential election.


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Apr 24, 2013

I can't get enough of Jess Walter. I read The Beautiful Ruins and We Live in Water and enjoyed them both so I thought I'd give some of his earlier stuff a try. This one is like one of the stories from We Live in Water only expanded. I was not impressed that the previous reviewer spoiled the ending. I would recommend it.

siammarino Sep 02, 2012

Vince Camden makes donuts and forges credit cards, but gets away with it because he has a lawyer friend and is in the witness protection program. That is, until a familiar face shows up in town and he must spend a week on the run from Spokane to New York. I liked the way Vince sees politics and voting rights as a way to redemption. I also liked the ending of the book where Vince turns himself in to finally get a real second chance to be who he says he is. I didn't find it compelling, and I put the book down for days at a time.

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