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The Lime Twig


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ISBN13: 9780811200653
ISBN10: 0811200655
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But it would be unfair to the reader to reveal what happens when a gang of professional crooks gets wind of the scheme and moves to muscle in on this bettors' dream of a long-odds situation. Worked out with all the meticulous detail, terror, and suspense of a nightmare, the tale is, on one level, comparable to a Graham Greene thriller; on another, it explores a group of people, their relationships fears, and loves. For as Leslie A. Fiedler says in his introduction, "John Hawkes.. . makes terror rather than love the center of his work, knowing all the while, of course, that there can be no terror without the hope for love and love's defeat . . . ."


An English horse race, the Golden Bowl at Aldington, provides the background for John Hawkes' exciting novel, , which tells of an ingenious plot to steal and race a horse under a false name.

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John Hawkes (1925-1998) was one of the most innovative and widely regarded novelists of the twentieth century. Born in Stamford, Connecticut, and educated at Harvard University, Hawkes taught at Brown University for thirty years. Praised by Leslie Fiedler, Flannery O'Connor, and William H. Gass, who wrote, "when it comes to the engravement of the sentence . . . no one can match him," Hawkes was the author of numerous acclaimed novels, including The Lime Twig, The Beetle Leg, Second Skin, Adventures in the Alaskan Skin Trade and The Passion Artist.

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Roger Sarao, November 12, 2006 (view all comments by Roger Sarao)
I can't write about Hawkes. It's a one-of-a-kind reading experience for me; one of those books you read and enjoy tremendously (while reading it, the moments when you're not reading but filling in the empty parts of your day with silent absorption and analysis of the story up to where you placed your bookmark and speculate on the outcome, and even for a short time afterward), but the when asked -- many years from now -- "What, exactly, did you enjoy about the book?". . . your memory grows fuzzy. You know only that it was special, and you will smile.
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Fiedler, L. A.
New Directions Publishing Corporation
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Fiedler, L. A.
Fiedler, L. A.
Hawkes, John
Horror fiction
Psychological fiction
Horror - General
General Fiction
Publication Date:
December 1961
8.08x4.46x.51 in. .40 lbs.

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