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Citizen Vince by Jess Walter

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Also by Jess Walter:

The Cold Millions, November 2020
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Beautiful Ruins, June 2012
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Citizen Vince, April 2005
Hardcover

Citizen Vince
Jess Walter

Regan Books
April 2005
Featuring: Vince Camden
304 pages
ISBN: 0060394412
Hardcover
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Mystery | Thriller Political

It's the fall of 1980, eight days before a presidential election that pits the downtrodden Jimmy Carter against the suspiciously sunny Ronald Reagan ("Are you better off than you were four years ago?"). In a quiet house in Spokane, Washington, Vince Camden wakes up at 1:59 a.m., pockets his weekly stash of stolen credit cards, and drops in on an all-night poker game with his low-life friends on his way to his witness-protection job dusting crullers at Donut Make You Hungry. This is the sum of Vince's new life: donuts, forged credit cards, marijuana smuggled in jars of volcanic ash, and a neurotic hooker girlfriend who dreams of being a real estate agent.

But when a familiar face shows up in town, Vince realizes that no matter how far you think you've run from your past . . . it's always close behind you. Over the course of the next unforgettable week, on the run from Spokane to New York's Lower East Side, Vince Camden will negotiate a maze of obsessive cops, eager politicians, and emerging mobsters, only to find that redemption might just exist in -- of all places -- a voting booth.

Media Buzz

Morning Edition - July 11, 2006
Morning Edition - June 23, 2006
Fresh Air - NPR - December 22, 2005

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