The Lime Twig: Novel (New Directions Paperbook) (Paperback)

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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 . . . .
Product Details
ISBN: 9780811200653
ISBN-10: 0811200655
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: January 17th, 1961
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: New Directions Paperbook