Author Dennis Tafoya’s latest novel, THE POOR BOY’S GAME, launches tonight.
If you’re anywhere near New Hope, Pennsylvania, around 7 p.m., head over to the Triumph Brewing Company and join the festivities.
If you’re scratching your head wondering who Dennis Tafoya is, this quote from Edgar Award-winning novelist Megan Abbott says it all: “With THE POOR BOY’S GAME, Tafoya shows us he ranks with George Pelecanos and Dennis Lehane, illuminating the grimmest corners of his city, and telling tales filled with both darkness and immense beauty.” (If you’re still not convinced, read more praise here.)
This terrific interview with Tafoya in Philadelphia’s City Paper nails it as well: “Tafoya’s in the same game [as George Pelecanos, Dennis Lehane, and Daniel Woodrell], but with a Philly-centric perspective. He understands the vibes and unique qualities of the city, from Roxborough to Fishtown, from Kelly Drive to Seventh and Bainbridge. Philadelphia is a distinct character in his books.”
If you make it out tonight, I’ll see you there. If not, check out THE POOR BOY’S GAME by Dennis Tafoya and think about picking it up. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.