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By Marek Hłasko

ISBN-10: 1939931126

ISBN-13: 9781939931122

"Blowtorch of a unique . . . matchless and prescient."—Publishers Weekly

"Spokesman should you have been indignant and beat . . . turbulent, temperamental, and tortured."—The big apple Times

"A self-taught author with an uncanny present for narrative and discussion . . . a born insurgent and troublemaker of titanic charm."—Roman Polanski

In this novel of breathtaking pressure and sweltering love, determined acquaintances at the fringe of the law—one of them tricky and gutsy, the opposite small and scared—travel to the southern Israeli urban of Eilat to discover paintings. There, Dov Ben Dov, the good-looking local Israeli with a name for inflicting hassle, and Israel, his sidekick, stick with Ben Dov's lately married more youthful brother, Little Dov, who has sufficient hassle of his personal. neighborhood toughs are encroaching on Little Dov's enterprise, and he enlists his older brother to force them away. It doesn't support appealing German widow named Ursula is rooming round the corner. What follows is a narrative of ardour, deception, violence, and betrayal, all conveyed in hardboiled prose akin to Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, with a cinematic sort that might make Humphrey Bogart and Marlon Brando eco-friendly with envy.

Marek Hlasko, referred to as the James Dean of japanese Europe, used to be exiled from Communist Poland and spent his lifestyles wandering the globe. He died in 1969 of an overdose of alcohol and snoozing tablets in Wiesbaden, Germany.

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It’ll be okay, Edgar. ” 37 Crist y Watson I knew my numbers. “A hundred feet is not enough! ” “You need to go to school. Leave this with me. I’ll take care of it,” Dad said as he pulled on his pants. He had already made two extra holes in his belt, and it looked like he was going to have to make another one. He used to be strong, but now he was a rack of bones. He looked like an old man. “Go on. Get to school. ” I wasn’t so sure. I trudged off to school. Once I was out of the range of workmen and noise, I remembered I’d be seeing Inna.

I didn’t know why other people lived on the streets. I only knew what happened to my dad and me. ” I looked at Mr. Brock. He nodded, encouraging me to go on. ” “Then they should see a shrink. They’re supposed to help you deal with that crap,” snickered Paul. “Language,” cautioned Mr. Brock, as he moved toward Kelsey’s table. ” asked Janie. “I think it’s ’cause they’re lazy,” said Shane. “They like living off the government. Then when the government gets wise to their tricks and cuts them off, they become even bigger bums.

Hail covered the ground like Styrofoam. A squirrel raced up the tree beside me, looking for shelter. “What are we going to do, Dad? This is the worst storm I’ve ever seen. Look at the trees falling. ” “We’ll get through tonight and consider our options in the morning.

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