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Alternate Title: Web of the City
Author: Harlan Ellison
Publisher: e-reads, 2009
Ace Books, 1975

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Genre: Fantasy
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Harlan Ellison was awarded an honorary degree from UCLA for the excellence of his imaginative writings. Some smartass might even call him "Dr." Ellison. But only once. Because even though Ellison has come a long way since he started writing in the Fifties, he's still the street fighter who assumed a phony name and joined The Barons, the toughest gang of juvenile delinquents in Brooklyn's Red Hook area, just so he could write a novel about life in the slums.

The real-life story of those ten weeks in hell was published as Memos from Purgatory. But the actual novel that came out of that period has been out-of-print for quite some time. Now, with its original title restored, e-reads is pleased to re-issue Web of the City, the book by a streetwise "Dr." who risked his tail and talent to write about the dark underbelly of city life.

"Harlan Ellison is the dark prince of American letters, cutting through our corrupted midnight fog with a switchblade prose. He simply must be read."
--Pete Hamill

"Ellison writes with sensitivity as well as guts--a rare combination."
--Leslie Charteris, creator of The Saint


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