The Lime Twig

The Lime Twig

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Paperback, W W Norton & Co Inc, 1961, ISBN13 9780811200653, ISBN10 0811200655
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THE LIME TWIG

An English horse race, the Golden Bowl at Aldington, provides the background for John Hawkes' exciting novel, The Lime Twig, which tells of an ingenious plot to steal and race a horse under a false name. But it would be unfair to the reader to reveal what happens when a gang of professional crooks gets wind of the scheme and moves to muscle in on this bettors' dream of a long-odds situation. Worked out with all the meticulous detail, terror, and suspense of a nightmare, the tale is, on one level, comparable to a Graham Greene thriller; on another, it explores a group of people, their relationships fears, and loves. For as Leslie A. Fiedler says in his introduction, "John Hawkes.. . makes terror rather than love the center of his work, knowing all the while, of course, that there can be no terror without the hope for love and love's defeat . . . ."

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Number of Pages: 192
Original Languages: English
Subject: AMERICAN FICTION (FICTIONAL WORKS BY ONE AUTHOR)
Author: Hawkes, John
Target Audience: Trade
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
ISBN-13: 9780811200653
Fiction/Nonfiction: Y
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.00 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 0811200655
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