The Wolves of Fairmount Park

The Wolves of Fairmount Park

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In The Wolves of Fairmount Park , Dennis Tafoya's lyrical, intense, sometimes tragic and sometimes hopeful second novel, the details of a drive-by shooting of two teenagers in a rough Philadelphia neighborhood are filled in from four perspectives: Brendan Donovan, a cop and the father of the boy shot and left comatose; George Parkman Sr., another father, this one of the boy who was killed; Danny Martinez, a cop whose job it is to investigate the killing; and Orlando Donovan, the junkie uncle of the cop's kid, who happens to live nearby.

No one knows what the two boys were doing in front of a dope house on Roxborough Avenue in the middle of the night, what business they might have had with gangs like Green Lane or the Tres Nortes. Even though they had a thousand dollars with them, they were good boys. Everyone says, "They were good boys."

Through the fast-paced interweaving of these four distinct voices, Dennis Tafoya, author of the acclaimed Dope Thief , tells the moving story of two kids in the wrong place at the wrong time, and the lengths that the people around them will go to find the truth.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, c2010
ISBN: 9780312531164
Branch Call Number: TAFOYA
Characteristics: 336 p. ; 22 cm

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