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Web of the City

by Harlan Ellison Author · Harlan Ellison Author of introduction, etc.

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"Get it straight right now: these aren't kids playing games of war. They mean business. They are junior-grade killers and public enemies one through five thousand."

In Rusty Santoro's neighborhood, the kids carry knives, chains, bricks, and broken glass. And when they fight, they fight dirty, leaving the streets littered with the bodies of the injured and the dead. Rusty wants out-but you can't just walk away from a New York street gang. And his decision may leave his family to pay a terrible price.

First published more than half a century ago and inspired by the author's real-life experience going undercover inside a street gang, Web of the City was Harlan Ellison's first novel and marked the long-form debut of one of the most electrifying, unforgettable, and controversial voices of twentieth-century letters. Appearing here with the short story "No Game for Children," which Ellison wrote for the pulp magazines of the 1950s, Web of the City offers both a snapshot of a lost era and a portrait of violence and grief as timely as today's most brutal headlines. Includes an introduction read by the author.

Also includes the 1959 short story "No Game for Children"

Publication Details

Publisher:
Blackstone Publishing
Imprint:
Skyboat Media
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2015

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 177.8 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 177.6 MB

Harlan Ellison (Author)

Harlan Ellison (1934-2018) wrote and edited more than 120 books and more than 1,700 stories, essays, and articles, as well as dozens of screenplays and teleplays. He won the Hugo award nine times, the Nebula award three times, the Bram Stoker awar...

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Harlan Ellison (Author of introduction, etc.)

Harlan Ellison (1934-2018) wrote and edited more than 120 books and more than 1,700 stories, essays, and articles, as well as dozens of screenplays and teleplays. He won the Hugo award nine times, the Nebula award three times, the Bram Stoker awar...

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Claire Bloom (Director)

Claire Bloom, CBE, is an English film and stage actress, known for leading roles in plays such as Streetcar Named Desire, A Doll's House, and Long Day's Journey into Night, along with nearly sixty films and countless television roles, during a car...

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Creators

Author :
Harlan Ellison
Author of introduction, etc. :
Harlan Ellison
Narrator :
Stefan Rudnicki
Director :
Claire Bloom
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