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The Alcoholics
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date January 1, 1993
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679733133
ISBN-10 0679733132
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $13.00
§As reported by publisher says people who bought this book also bought:
Wild Town | A Hell of a Woman | The Grifters | The Criminal | Recoil | After Dark, My Sweet | A Swell-looking Babe
Summaries and Reviews
Dr. Murphy's sanitarium for alcoholics, El Healtho, will go out of business unless he can find a way to bring in more money description: Product Description: Dr. Peter S. Murphy runs a clinic to cure alcoholics. But his charges believe that the only thing that will fix them is another drink. To this bitter struggle of wills, add an orderly who doubles as a quack practitioner, a nurse who is both alluring and ingeniously sadistic, and a misplaced patient whose main problem is his lack of a frontal lobe, and the result is one of Jim Thompson's most harrowingly funny yet deeply sympathetic novels.

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With Doug Dorst (other contributor) | Reissue edition from Mulholland Books (August 5, 2014)
9780316403955 | details & prices | 170 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $15.00
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (January 1, 1993)
9780679733133 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $13.00
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