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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date July 1, 2003
Pages 241
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375700095
ISBN-10 0375700099
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $12.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Discouraged by the changes he observes in Oxford after twenty years abroad, a nameless narrator embarks upon an affair with blatantly adulterous P.E. teacher Karen before falling for the cultivated Alison, a situation that ropes him into a scheme involving two murders. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A comedy of manners, a mystery thriller, and a sardonic satire whose deliciously unscrupulous narrator claims that everything he did regarding his victims was “market-led,” Dirty Tricks is pure entertainment from one of the most inventive writers around.

When the nameless narrator embarks upon an affair with Karen, a seemingly vapid P.E. teacher married to a boring accountant, he does not know her fetish is for adultery while her husband is in the room or loitering nearby. But once he finds out, he doesn’t care. He has been abroad for twenty years, and since his return to merry old England he’s been startlingly uninhibited by morals or a conscience. Which is not only why he eventually gets involved with blackmail, a kidnapping, and two murders, but also how, with hilariously syllogistic logic, he’s able to justify his role in all of it.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780671695453
 
from Summit Books (September 1, 1991)
9780671695453 | details & prices | List price $18.00
About: Living on the fringe of Oxford society as an ESL teacher, Tim befriends a suburban couple, falling in love with the discontented wife, and soon the two lovers are contemplating murder in the complacent atmosphere of manicured lawns and dinner parties
Paperback
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The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Vintage Books (July 1, 2003)
9780375700095 | details & prices | 241 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $12.00
About: Discouraged by the changes he observes in Oxford after twenty years abroad, a nameless narrator embarks upon an affair with blatantly adulterous P.
Reprint edition from Pocket Books (September 1, 1992)
9780671695460 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $4.99
About: Living on the fringe of Oxford society as an ESL teacher, Tim befriends a suburban couple, falling in love with the discontented wife, and soon the two lovers are contemplating murder in the complacent atmosphere of manicured lawns and dinner parties

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