Soho Press, Incorporated
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Featuring: Jack Carter; Frank
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Famously adapted into the iconic film starring Michael
Caine, Get Carterâ€”originally published as Jackâ€™s Return
Homeâ€”ranks among the most canonical of crime novels.
With a special Foreword by Mike Hodges, director of Get Carter
Itâ€™s a rainy night in the mill town of Scunthorpe when a
London fixer named Jack Carter steps off a northbound train.
Heâ€™s left the neon lights and mod lifestyle of Soho behind
to come north to his hometown for a funeralâ€”his brother
Frankâ€™s. Frank was very drunk when he drove his car off a
cliff and that doesnâ€™t sit well with Jack. Mild-mannered
Frank never touched the stuff.
Jack and Frank didnâ€™t exactly like one another. They hadnâ€™t
spoken in years and Jack is far from the sentimental type.
So it takes more than a few people by surprise when Jack
starts plying his trade in order to get to the bottom of his
brotherâ€™s death. Then again, Frankâ€™s last name was Carter,
and thatâ€™s Jackâ€™s name too. Sometimes thatâ€™s enough.
Set in the late 1960s amidst the smokestacks and hardcases
of the industrial north of England, Get Carter redefined
British crime fiction and cinema alike. Along with the other
two novels in the Jack Carter Trilogy, it is one of the most
important crime novels of all time.
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