Crime Capers: David Gordon in conversation with Ed Park

Tuesday July 2, 2019
07:00 pm

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Edgar Award-winning author David Gordon will discuss his darkly comic thriller, The Hard Stuff, with acclaimed writer and founding editor of The Believer, Ed Park.


In the hotly-anticipated sequel to Gordon's critically-acclaimed and "brilliantly goofy" (New York Times) The Bouncer, New York City's most hardened mob bosses team up once again in The Hard Stuff, this time to pull off a high-stakes drug heist. Ex-black-ops-specialist-turned-strip-club-bouncer Joe Brody has a new qualification to add to his resume: an alliance of New York City's mob bosses has deemed him its "sheriff." In the straight world, when you "see something" you "say something" to the law. In the bent world, they call Joe.


For readers who like a liberal dose of humor mixed with gritty crime, The Hard Stuff is a brilliant, action-packed thriller from a fresh virtuoso of the crime caper genre.




David Gordon is the author of the new novel, The BouncerGordon holds an MFA in English and Comparative Literature, and an MFA in Writing, both from Columbia University, and has worked in film, fashion, publishing, and pornography. He is the author of The Serialist and Mystery Girl, as well as a short-story collection, White Tiger on Snow Mountain. His work has appeared in the Paris Review, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other publications. He was born and lives in New York City.


Ed Park is the author of the novel Personal Days, a finalist for the PEN Hemingway Award, a founding editor of The Believer, and the former executive editor at Penguin Press. His short stories have appeared in The New Yorker and, most recently, Harvard Review and the anthology At Home in the Dark, edited by Lawrence Block. He currently writes a column on graphic novels for the New York Times Book Review.