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Now and on Earth
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date February 1, 1994
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679740131
ISBN-10 0679740139
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $16.00
§As reported by publisher says people who bought this book also bought:
Nothing More than Murder | A Hell of a Woman | Bad Boy | Heed the Thunder | The Criminal | The Kill-Off | The Nothing Man
Summaries and Reviews
Describes a poor Okie family trying to get by in wartime California while an alcoholic writer tries to finish another book description: Product Description: An underaged bellboy thrust into an awful intimacy with grown-up vice. An alcoholic writer trying to postpone a crack-up just long enough to finish his next book. A wildly dysfunctional Okie family floundering on the edge of mutual destruction amid the deceptive plenty of wartime California.

These are the ingredients of Jim Thompson's devastating and eerily autobiographical first novel. In Now and On Earth, America's hard-boiled Dante ushers readers into his own personal hell and limns its suffering inhabitants with bleak humor and compassion.

With an introduction by Stephen King.

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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
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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
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