After Dark, My Sweet

Paperback | August 5, 2014

byJim ThompsonForeword byChelsea Cain

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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 Sweetonce 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.

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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 be...

Jim Thompson was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma. He began writing fiction at a very young age, selling his first story toTrue Detectivewhen he was only fourteen. Thompson eventually wrote twenty-nine novels, all but three of which were published as paperback originals. Thompson also co-wrote two screenplays (for the Stanley Kubrick filmsTh...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:August 5, 2014Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316403849

ISBN - 13:9780316403849

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