- ISBN: 9780375836671 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 0375836675 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 9780375930997
- ISBN: 037593099X
- ISBN: 9780375830990
- ISBN: 0375830995
- Physical Description: 357 p. ; 21 cm.
- Edition: 1st Knopf trade pbk. ed.
- Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : 2006.
|General Note:|| "A Borzoi book"--T.p. verso.
Originally published: The messenger. Australia : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2002.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Part one: The first message: The holdup -- Sex should be like math: an introduction to my life -- The ace of diamonds -- The judge and the mirror -- Watching, waiting, raping -- Pieces -- Harrison avenue -- Being Jimmy -- The barefoot girl -- The shoebox -- Another stupid human -- Edgar street revisited -- Murder at the cathedral -- Part two: The stones of home: aftermath -- The visit -- The envelope -- Just Ed -- Cabs, the hooker, and Alice -- The stones -- The priest -- Juveniles -- The cops show up -- The easy one and ice cream -- The color of her lips -- Blood and roses -- The face of clubs -- Part three: Trying times for Ed Kennedy: The game -- Twenty dollars for the dog and the card -- Dig -- The benefits of lying -- The power and the glory -- A moment of beauty -- A moment of truth -- Clown Street. Chips. The Doorman. and me -- The woman -- Front-porch cyclone -- A phone call -- The Bell Street theater -- The last reel
Part four: The music of hearts: The music of hearts -- The kiss, the grave, the fire -- The casual suit -- To feel the fear -- Ritchie's sin -- God bless the man with the beard, the missing teeth, and the poverty -- The secret Marv -- Each to each -- The swings -- Audrey, part one: three nights to wait -- Marv's after thought -- Audrey, part two: three minutes to take -- The end -- Part five: The Joker: The laughter -- The weeks -- The end is not the end -- The folder -- The message
|Summary, etc.:|| After capturing a bank robber, nineteen-year-old cab driver Ed Kennedy begins receiving mysterious messages that direct him to addresses where people need help, and he begins getting over his lifelong feeling of worthlessness.
|Awards Note:|| Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book, 2006.
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