You Were Never Really Here (Movie Tie-In)

You Were Never Really Here (Movie Tie-In)

by Jonathan Ames

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Now a major motion picture starring Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here is a gritty, harrowing story of corruption and one man's violent quest for vengeance.

Joe has witnessed things that cannot be erased. A former FBI agent and Marine, his abusive childhood has left him damaged beyond repair. He has completely withdrawn from the world and earns his living rescuing girls who have been kidnapped into the sex trade.

When he's hired to save the daughter of a corrupt New York senator held captive at a Manhattan brothel, he stumbles into a dangerous web of conspiracy, and he pays the price. As Joe's small web of associates are picked off one by one, he realizes that he has no choice but to take the fight to the men who want him dead.

Brutal and redemptive in equal measure, You Were Never Really Here is a toxic shot of a thriller, laced with corruption, revenge and the darkest of inner demons.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525562894
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/20/2018
Edition description: Media Tie
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 334,343
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 15.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Ames is the author of the novels I Pass Like NightThe Extra Man, Wake Up, Sir!, the graphic novel The Alcoholic (illustrated by Dean Haspiel), the novella You Were Never Really Here, and the essay collections What's Not to Love?My Less Than Secret LifeI Love You More Than You Know, and The Double Life Is Twice as Good. He is the editor of Sexual Metamorphosis: An Anthology of Transsexual Memoirs and has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is also the creator of two television shows: the HBO series Bored to Death and the STARZ series Blunt Talk. His novel The Extra Man was made into a film starring Kevin Kline, and You Were Never Really Here has also been adapted for the screen, starring Joaquin Phoenix.

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You Were Never Really Here 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ended too soon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short story but a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago