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Hot Night in the City
Автор:
Trevanian
Дата добавления:
2013-12-03
Язык книги:
English
Кол-во страниц:
66

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Wide-ranging in setting and tone, yet linked by their sense of irony and reverence for the past, these 13 short stories reflect in miniature the pseudonymous Trevanian's chameleonic career as a genre-defying author of popular fiction (Shibumi; Incident at Twenty-Mile). Most of the tales take place in pre- and post-WWII urban environments, most notably the title story, which features a lonely girl dressed up like June Allyson and a gentlemanly stalker who imitates Jimmy Stewart and W.C. Fields. Trevanian tells the story twice, the first version introducing the volume, the second ending it; each has a different denouement, but both are tragic. A similar period mustiness permeates 'Snatch Off Your Cap, Kid!'Aan ode to the tramps and hobos of bygone days; 'After Hours at Rick's,' an evocation...
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