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Now and on Earth (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

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An underaged bellboy thrust into an awful intimacy with grown-up vice. An alcoholic writer trying to postpone a crack-up just long enough to finish his next book. A wildly dysfunctional Okie family floundering on the edge of mutual destruction amid the deceptive plenty of wartime California.

These are the ingredients of Jim Thompson's devastating and eerily autobiographical first novel. In Now and On Earth, America's hard-boiled Dante ushers readers into his own personal hell and limns its suffering inhabitants with bleak humor and compassion.

With an introduction by Stephen King.

About the Author

(1906 - 1977) James Meyers Thompson was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma. He began writing fiction at a very young age, selling his first story to True Detective when he was only fourteen. Thompson eventually wrote twenty-nine novels, all but three of which were published as paperback originals. Thompson also wrote two screenplays (for the Stanley Kubrick films “The Killing” and “Paths of Glory”). An outstanding crime writer, the world of his fiction is rife with violence and corruption. In examining the underbelly of human experience and American society in particular, Thompsons work at its best is both philosophical and experimental. Several of his novels have been filmed by American and French directors, resulting in classic noir including The Killer Inside Me (1952), After Dark My Sweet (1955), and The Grifters (1963).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679740131
Introduction:
King, Stephen
Designed:
King, Stephen
Author:
Thompson, Jim
Author:
King, Stephen
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
California
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Authors
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Alcoholics
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
California Fiction.
Subject:
Alcoholics -- California -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19940231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.00x5.20x.71 in. .59 lbs.

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