David Goodis


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in Philadelphia, PA, The United States
March 02, 1917

Died
January 07, 1967

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Born and bred in Philadelphia, David Goodis was an American noir fiction writer. He grew up in a liberal, Jewish household in which his early literary ambitions were encouraged. After a short and inconclusive spell at at the University of Indiana, he returned to Philadelphia to take a degree in journalism, graduating in 1937.

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Shoot the Piano Player

4.02 avg rating — 2,902 ratings — published 1956 — 22 editions
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Dark Passage

3.96 avg rating — 886 ratings — published 1946 — 13 editions
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Nightfall

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The Wounded and the Slain (...

3.69 avg rating — 615 ratings — published 1955 — 5 editions
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The Burglar

3.98 avg rating — 412 ratings — published 1953 — 12 editions
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Street of No Return

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The Moon in the Gutter

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Cassidy's Girl

3.87 avg rating — 360 ratings — published 1951 — 16 editions
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The Blonde on the Street Co...

3.73 avg rating — 280 ratings — published 1954 — 2 editions
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David Goodis: Five Noir Nov...

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“The trouble with people is they don't understand people.”
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“It began with a shattered dream.”
David Goodis, Of Tender Sin

“He told himself she wasn’t really such a bad person, she was just a pest, she was sticky, there was something misplaced in her make-up, something that kept her from fading clear of people when they wanted to be in the clear.”
David Goodis, Dark Passage

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