Another Day in Paradise (novel)

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Another Day in Paradise
1st edition cover
Author Eddie Little
Country United States
Language English
Genre Crime fiction
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Publication date
2 October 1997
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 244
ISBN ISBN 0-224-04458-3
OCLC 37828327

Another Day in Paradise is a novel by Eddie Little first published in 1997. Set in the early 70s, it tells the story of the protagonist, a fourteen-year-old runaway named Bobbie, transforming from a meth addict and amateur thief to a heroin addict and accomplished safe-cracker, with the help of his mentor Mel.

Plot summary[edit]

At age 13, Bobbie leaves the violent, abusive home where he was raised, and this book details his following year. He has an older girlfriend, carries a gun, takes drugs, and is on an ever-tightening spiral to hell, his crimes escalating until they include murder. The plot, which highlights Bobbie's increasing dependence on the highs of violence, emphasizes a frightening reality.

Controversy[edit]

On January 27, 2006, in the Moscow-based alternative newspaper the eXile, essayist John Dolan leveled charges of plagiarism against James Frey, author of A Million Little Pieces, accusing him of lifting material from Another Day in Paradise and another Little work, Steel Toes.[1] Neither Frey, nor his publisher Random House, have addressed the allegations of plagiarism.

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