Like a hole in the head: a novel

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Publisher:
Little, Brown,
Pub. Date:
[1998]
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
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It all starts when Jill, a part-time bookseller with a dangerous wit, buys a first edition Jack London from a shifty-looking dwarf -- and then unloads it for a nice profit. Jill's luck turns sour fast when an outlandish cast of psychopaths, sleazy book dealers, and minor-league Hollywood moguls start sniffing around for the missing volume. The upshot is, Jill has to find it -- or else.What ensues is an antic chase -- via motorcycle, station wagon, and hijacked bottled-water delivery truck -- through Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and the Hollywood Hills. Before she can retrieve the book and discover its mysterious secret, Jill will be cheated, lied to, drugged, tortured, and even forced to act as a movie extra against her will.Filled with dark humor, slapstick comedy, and a dash of gratuitous violence, Like a Hole in the Head takes us on a rowdy bumper-car ride through neo-noir country -- and introduces the most wickedly hard-boiled female protagonist in recent memory.
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