The Blonde on the Street Corner

Author:   David Goodis
Publisher:   Profile Books Ltd
Edition:   Main
ISBN:  

9781852424473


Pages:   160
Publication Date:   15 January 1998
Format:   Paperback
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The Blonde on the Street Corner


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'She took a final drag at the cigarette, flipped it away, and said, I don't get this line of talk. It's way over my head. I think you ve been reading fairy-tales, or something. Maybe you're waiting for some dream girl to come along in a coach drawn by six white horse, and she'll pick you up and haul you away to the clouds, where it's all milk and honey and springtime all year around. Maybe that's what you're waiting for . That dream girl. Maybe, he murmured. And then he looked at the blonde. His smile was soft and friendly and he said, 'I guess that's why I can't start with you. I'm waiting for the dream girl. But the dream girl does not come. In the meantime Ralph must deal with the yearnings of everyday life and take what he is offered. Written in 1954, The Blonde on the Street Corner is full of the passions and desires that are the hallmarks of a David Goodis novel.

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Author:   David Goodis
Publisher:   Profile Books Ltd
Imprint:   Serpent's Tail
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Width: 12.80cm , Height: 1.10cm , Length: 19.70cm
Weight:   0.121kg
ISBN:  

9781852424473


ISBN 10:   1852424478
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   15 January 1998
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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His books are a lethally potent cocktail of surreal description, brilliant language, cracker barrel philosophy and gripping obsession -- Adrian Wootton, BFI ?You must buy this book ? you will read it in a couple of hours * but you will want to read it again and again and again? Word *


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One of the greatest yet least appreciated American post-war crime writers, David Goodis was born in Philadelphia in 1917, and wrote his first novel, Retreat from Oblivion, in 1938. His big break came in 1946 with the publication of Dark Passage, which was made into a film starring Bogart and Bacall. During his life he wrote many short stories, film treatments, scripts for radio serials such as Superman, and seventeen novels including Shoot the Pianist (filmed by Truffaut). He died in 1967.

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