“Dope Thief is first-rate literary noir, the hardest-core crime novel I’ve read this year. It manages to be funny without ever descending into the trivial, and at its core it’s harrowing. An amazingly assured debut by Dennis Tafoya.”
— Scott Phillips, author of The Ice Harvest, The Walkaway and Cottonwood
“The plotting is solid, and the action has a hard, violent edge that recalls Richard Price.”
“A boy `born into the life’ makes a wrenching attempt to change course or die trying in a first novel that marks Tafoya as a writer to watch.”
— Publishers Weekly
“An impressive debut by a writer savvy enough to understand that the way to a
reader’s heart is often as not through flawed characters.”
— Kirkus Reviews
Read an excerpt from Dope Thief here.
When Dennis is done, stick around for legendary columnist, novelist and screenwriter Pete Dexter reading from his new novel, Spooner.
Where: The Pen and Pencil Club,
1522 Latimer Street, Philadelphia, 215-731-9909