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The Old Man and the Gun
And Other Tales of True Crime
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By (author): David Grann
9780525566038 Paperback, Trade English General Trade TRUE CRIME / Murder / General Sep 04, 2018
$15.00 CAD
Active 5.16 x 8 x 0.45 in 144 pages Vintage
Now a major motion picture starring Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek, The Old Man and the Gun is here joined by two other riveting true-crime tales.

“The Old Man and the Gun” is the incredible story of a bank robber and prison escape artist who modeled himself after figures like Pretty Boy Floyd and who, even in his seventies, refuses to retire. “True Crime” follows the twisting investigation of a Polish detective who suspects that a novelist planted clues in his fiction to an actual murder. And “The Chameleon” recounts how a French imposter assumes the identity of a missing boy from Texas and infiltrates the boy’s family, only to soon wonder whether he is the one being conned. In this mesmerizing collection, David Grann shows why he has been called a “worthy heir to Truman Capote” and “simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today,” as he takes the reader on a journey through some of the most intriguing and gripping real-life tales from around the world.

MAJOR MOTION PICTURE: The film adaption of the title story stars Robert Redford as the eponymous old man and features Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, and Elizabeth Moss. From Fox Searchlight, the film is set for release on September 28, 2018.

DAVID GRANN MOMENT: The Vintage edition of Killers of the Flower Moon has spent five weeks as a #1 New York Times bestseller and a total of nine weeks on the list so far. Grann’s latest hardcover, The White Darkness, goes on sale for Doubleday in October of 2018. Additionally, there are several other films in the works based on stories that Grann has written.

SALES TRACK: Grann’s paperbacks have sold nearly 675,000 copies for Vintage.

CHARACTERS: These three true crime tales feature unforgettable characters: the old man who went on a crime spree after breaking out of San Quentin in his twilight years, the chameleon like con-man who spent months posing as a family’s missing child, and the brilliant intellectual who alluded to his crimes in a work of fiction.

David Grann is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the bestselling author of The Lost City of Z and Killers of the Flower Moon, a National Book Award finalist. Both were chosen as best books of the year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications. Grann is also the author of The Devil and Sherlock Holmes. His work has garnered several honors for outstanding journalism, including a George Polk Award and an Edgar Award.

Author Residence: Mamaroneck, NY

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Author Social Media: Twitter: @DavidGrann

Praise for David Grann’s The Devil and Sherlock Holmes

“Horrifying, hilarious, and outlandish.”—Entertainment Weekly

“A gripping read…. Obsessives get themselves into some interesting places. Grann is the perfect guide to take you there.”—The Miami Herald

“Titillating…. Evidence of Grann’s abundant talent as a writer.”—Providence Journal

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