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Now and on Earth
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mulholland Books
Publication date August 5, 2014
Pages 271
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780316403948
ISBN-10 0316403946
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.58 lbs.
Original list price $15.00 says people who bought this book also bought:
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: San Diego in the years before World War II. James Dillon is barely scraping by working a menial job in manufacturing, trying to raise a family and support his elderly mother and sister Frankie at the same time. He drinks too hard--just like his father and nearly everyone in his extended family. With so many people crammed into one home, sometimes there's so much fighting he can barely stand it. But if James can survive the chaos of everyday life long enough, maybe--just maybe--there's a chance it'll all get better.

NOW AND ON EARTH, Jim Thompson's first novel, draws on personal experience to depict a hardscrabble life in the sun-soaked streets of mid-20th century California. Chronicling the birth of a writer and the plight of the working man, it prefigures the American classics that followed, in a deeply-felt, autobiographical tale that shows a writer just coming into his own.

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Reprint edition from Mulholland Books (August 5, 2014)
9780316403948 | details & prices | 271 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $15.00
About: San Diego in the years before World War II.
Reprint edition from Vintage Books (February 1, 1994)
9780679740131 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Describes a poor Okie family trying to get by in wartime California while an alcoholic writer tries to finish another book

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