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The Ultimate Good Luck (original 1986; edition 1996)
by Richard Ford
The Ultimate Good Luck by Richard Ford (1986)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0394750896, Paperback)In this novel of menace and eroticism, Richard Ford updates the tradition of Conrad for the age of cocaine smuggling. The setting is Oaxaca, Mexico, where Harry Quinn has come to free his girlfriend's brother, Sonny, from Jail and, ideally, to get him away form the suavely sadistic drug dealer who suspects Sonny of having cheated him.
"His prose has a taut, cinematic quality that bathes his story with the same hot, mercilessly white light that scorches Mexico."--New York Times Book Review
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