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Down There

(1956)
(Shoot the Piano Player)
A novel by

 
 
Eddie plays to forget. Haunted by his past, he hides from life playing nightly in a skid row drinking joint - a world of hookers, lowlifes and petty crooks. A hopeless ghost of a man who has ceased caring about himself, he saves his loyalty for others which eventually drags him down.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"I think the novel is even better than the film." - Henry Miller


Used availability for David Goodis's Down There

Paperback Editions

February 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shoot the Piano Player (Film Ink S.)
Author(s): David Goodis
ISBN: 1-85375-308-4 / 978-1-85375-308-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Prion Books Ltd
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October 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: Shoot the Piano Player
Author(s): David Goodis
ISBN: 0-679-73254-3 / 978-0-679-73254-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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October 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shoot the Piano Player (Vintage crime)
Author(s): David Goodis
ISBN: 0-09-935231-1 / 978-0-09-935231-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: Shoot the Piano Player
Author(s): David Goodis
ISBN: 0-88739-030-7 / 978-0-88739-030-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Lizard
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