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Acts of Violence

(2009)
(Good Neighbors)
A novel by

 
 
A compulsively readable debut crime novel inspired by the legendary real-life murder of Kitty Genovese.

At 4:00 A.M. on March 13, 1964, a young woman returning home from her shift at a local bar is attacked in the courtyard of her Queens apartment building. Her neighbors hear her cries; no one calls for help.

Unfolding over the course of two hours, Good Neighbors is the story of the woman's last night. It is also the story of her neighbors, the bystanders who kept to themselves: the anxious Vietnam draftee; the former soldier planning suicide; the woman who thinks she's killed a child and her husband, who will risk everything for her. Revealing a fascinating cross-section of American society in expertly interlocking plotlines, Good Neighbors calls to mind the Oscar-winning movie Crash, and its suspense and profound sense of urban menace rank it with Hitchcock's Rear Window and the gritty crime novels of Dennis Lehane, Richard Price, and James Ellroy.

Genre: Mystery

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January 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Good Neighbors a Novel
Author(s): Ryan David Jahn
ISBN: 1-61129-764-8 / 978-1-61129-764-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Title: Acts Of Violence
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ISBN: 1-4448-0333-6 / 978-1-4448-0333-4 (UK edition)
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November 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Acts of Violence (Macmillan New Writing)
Author(s): Ryan David Jahn
ISBN: 0-230-74359-5 / 978-0-230-74359-5 (UK edition)
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July 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Acts of Violence
Author(s): Ryan David Jahn
ISBN: 0-330-51733-3 / 978-0-330-51733-1 (UK edition)
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Title: Good Neighbors
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ISBN: 0-14-311896-X / 978-0-14-311896-1 (UK edition)
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Title: Acts of Violence
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ISBN: 0-330-51737-6 / 978-0-330-51737-9 (UK edition)
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June 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Good Neighbors: A Novel
Author(s): Ryan David Jahn
ISBN: 1-4526-0283-2 / 978-1-4526-0283-7 (USA edition)
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June 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Good Neighbors: A Novel
Author(s): Ryan David Jahn
ISBN: 1-4526-3283-9 / 978-1-4526-3283-4 (USA edition)
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Title: Good Neighbors: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-4526-5283-X / 978-1-4526-5283-2 (USA edition)
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Title: Good Neighbors: A Novel
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Title: Acts of Violence
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Title: Acts of Violence
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Title: Acts of Violence
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Title: Acts of Violence
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May 2011 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Good Neighbors: A Novel
Author(s): Ryan David Jahn
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Title: Acts of Violence
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Title: Acts of Violence
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