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Of Tender Sin (Midnight Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Painting noir in the blackest shades, Goodis captures the bleak desperation of the urban jungle like no other writer before or since.—Neon

"Nobody does despair like [Goodis] did!"—Time Out

Alvin Darby’s comfortable, middle class lifestyle is plunged into turmoil when he begins to suspect his wife of adultery and is simultaneously haunted by memories of his childhood relationship with his sister. Alvin deserts the family home and moves to the Tenderloin where he takes up again with his ex-girlfriend, Geraldine, who is now a cocaine addict. There, he plans the murder of his old friend, Pete Lanson, whom he suspects of being his wife’s lover.

Born in Philadelphia in 1917, David Goodis was the author of many noir classics—Dark Passage, The Burglar, Moon in the Gutter, Shoot the Piano Player—many of which have been made into cult films. His books are currently enjoying a considerable revival of interest. David Goodis died in 1967.

Synopsis:

Alvin Darby's comfortable, middle-class lifestyle is plunged into turmoil when he begins to suspect his wife of adultery and is simultaneously haunted by memories of his childhood relationship with his sister. Alvin deserts the family home and moves to the Tenderloin where he takes up again with his ex-girlfriend, Geraldine, who is now a cocaine addict.

Synopsis:

Goodis, drugs and incest.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781852426743
Introduction:
Wootton, Adrian
Author:
Wootton, Adrian
Introduction by:
Wootton, Adrian
Introduction:
Wootton, Adrian
Author:
Goodis, David
Publisher:
Serpent's Tail
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Philadelphia (pa.)
Subject:
Philadelphia
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Noir fiction
Subject:
Street life
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Midnight Classics
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.8 x 5 x 0.5 in 5 oz

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z

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Product details 224 pages Serpent's Tail - English 9781852426743 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Alvin Darby's comfortable, middle-class lifestyle is plunged into turmoil when he begins to suspect his wife of adultery and is simultaneously haunted by memories of his childhood relationship with his sister. Alvin deserts the family home and moves to the Tenderloin where he takes up again with his ex-girlfriend, Geraldine, who is now a cocaine addict.
"Synopsis" by ,
Goodis, drugs and incest.
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