Now and On Earth

Now and On Earth

by Jim Thompson
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679740131
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/1994
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.19(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.72(d)

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