Re: RARA-AVIS: Summer Reading

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 02 Jul 2001

On Wed, 27 Jun 2001 wrote:

> Finally got a copy of Pelecano's RIGHT AS RAIN.
> I was glad he decided to weave
> in the Westerns, both traditional and spaghetti this time. Made me aware of a
> feature of Leone and Peckinpah shootouts that Pelecanos seems to have made his
> own: the moment(s) of peace or the quiet gesture of a code, even if your
> opponent doesn't follow the code.

I interviewed Pelecanos via e-mail some time ago and he said that "Right as Rain" *is* a Western.


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