IQ by Joe Ide

Staff Pick

Isaiah Quintabe, the protagonist of this fabulous debut crime novel set in Long Beach, is nicknamed IQ for a reason. A brilliant young man who excels in school, he loses his parents and revered older brother as a teenager, leaving him orphaned and adrift. After turning to crime – and using his brains to pull off artfully conceived robberies – he shifts his attention to solving crimes in his inner-city neighborhood and eventually becomes a local folk hero. Ide gives readers a richly developed character in IQ, as well as other sidekicks and antagonists who grace the narrative, and a plot that is absorbing, refreshing, and at times very funny. One of my favorite novels of the past year.

IQ (An IQ Novel #1) By Joe Ide Cover Image
By Joe Ide
ISBN: 9780316267731
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Published: Mulholland Books - September 19th, 2017