Roughneck

Product Number: EB00278316
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316203616
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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Description

By the time Jim Thompson was sixteen years old, he had been a newspaper boy, a burlesque show hawker, a plumber's helper, a comedian in two-reel pictures, a night bellboy in a luxury hotel and over a dozen other occupations. By the time he was eighteen, he was driving across America in a broken-down Ford without a penny to his name and his mother and his kid sister Freddie in tow, looking for just one more paycheck to keep them all alive. A bittersweet comedy of a hard-won American life, ROUGHNECK chronicles the many jobs, near-criminal escapades, and downright unlawful grifts of the man who would become one of crime fiction's most enduring writers, in a larger-than-life literary memoir-or wildly entertaining tall tale-as only Thompson could tell it. Hard times have never sounded so good.

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Author(s): Jim Thompson
Original Publish Date: Mar 01, 2012

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