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The Resource After dark, my sweet, Jim Thompson

After dark, my sweet, Jim Thompson

Label
After dark, my sweet
Title
After dark, my sweet
Statement of responsibility
Jim Thompson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Trouble waits around the corner when the very handsome, polite, and friendly William Collins, a man who is also very easily aroused, breaks out of his fourth mental institution and falls in with a con man and a woman of ill repute
Member of
Summary
"William "Kid" Collins was once a respected boxer. Now he's a drifter, on the run after escaping from a mental institution. One afternoon he meets Fay, a beautiful young widow. She is smart and decent--at least when she's sober. Soon Collins finds himself involved in a kidnapping scheme that goes drastically wrong almost before it even begins. Because the kid they've picked up isn't like other kids: he's diabetic and without insulin, he'll die. Not the safest situation for Collins, a man for whom stress and violence have long gone hand-in-hand. After Dark, My Sweet once again displays Jim Thompson as the undisputed master of American noir. The basis of James Foley's critically acclaimed film of the same name, with the sweep of an epic tragedy, Thompson's classic limns the dangerous territory of honest people all-too-easily sucked into wickedness, with no way out but down"--
Theme
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059133
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1906-1977
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Jim
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
  • Vintage crime/Black lizard
  • Vintage crime
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  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Detective and mystery stories
Target audience
adult
Label
After dark, my sweet, Jim Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm21594853
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Black Lizard/Vintage Crime ed.
Extent
133 pages
Isbn
9780679732471
Lccn
90050250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)21594853
Label
After dark, my sweet, Jim Thompson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm21594853
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Black Lizard/Vintage Crime ed.
Extent
133 pages
Isbn
9780679732471
Lccn
90050250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)21594853

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