Cropper's Cabin

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For Tommy Carver, a short-tempered Okie sharecropper penned up in a sweltering cabin with a brutal father and a stepmother whose affection is anything but maternal, the question isn't when he'll explode, but who he'll take with him when he does. "My favorite crime novelist—often imitated but never duplicated."—Stephen King.

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For Tommy Carver, a short-tempered Okie sharecropper penned up in a sweltering cabin with a brutal father and a stepmother whose affection is anything but maternal, the question isn't when he'll explode, but who he'll take with him when he does. "My favorite crime novelist—often imitated but never duplicated."—Stephen King.

For Tommy Carver, a short-tempered Okie sharecropper penned up in a sweltering cabin with a brutal father and a stepmother whose affection is anything but maternal, the question isn't when he'll explode, but who he'll take with him when he does. "My favorite crime novelist--often imitated but never duplicated."--Stephen King.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In a novel originally published by Lion in 1952, the author of The Grifters introduces a quick-tempered Okie sharecropper who reacts violently to emotional pressure. (Mar.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679733157
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/28/1992
  • Series: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author


Jim Thompson was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma. He began writing fiction at a very young age, selling his first story to True Detectivewhen he was only fourteen. Thompson eventually wrote twenty-nine novels, all but three of which were published as paperback originals. Thompson also co-wrote two screenplays (for the Stanley Kubrick films The Killing and Paths of Glory). 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).
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