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“By the time this night is over . . . well, you’ll never be the same. And I’m not sorry for that in the least. There’s a chance you might like wherever you wind up when you finally run out of gas.”
Enigmatic, charming and brutally resourceful, Knottspeed is a man on a mission. He also happens to be dead, but lucky for him, reports of his death have been exaggerated—if only slightly.
A problem-solver, a finder of lost people and rare things, and an accomplished criminal, Knottspeed is experiencing Big Love for the first time in his life, and his implausible journey back from the dead to reunite with his beloved will profoundly affect everyone he meets, including a rudderless, alcoholic piano player; a wealthy, dispassionate doctor; and an amiable-but-desperate cab driver. From the bars and graveyards of Portland, Oregon to the taco stands and charity hospitals of East Los Angeles, this uncompromisingly offbeat novel is noir with a heart and a shaggy dog story with a moral, but above all, Knottspeed is a love story.