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Tough Guys Don't Dance By Norman Mailer

Tough Guys Don't Dance
by Norman Mailer

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A journey into the dark recesses of the American psyche in which a hapless writer with a passion for drink and rich women finds he has a bad case of alcoholic amnesia and must try to reconstruct the missing hours of a terrible evening that resulted in his car being drenched in blood. A crime novel from the author of THE AMERICAN DREAM.
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Tough Guys Don't Dance Summary

Tough Guys Don't Dance by Norman Mailer

Tim Madden, an unsuccessful writer with a penchant for nicotine, alcohol and blondes with money, struggles towards consciousness twenty-four days and nights after his wide has left him. He has a bad case of alcohol amnesia, a fresh and throbbing tattoo and a car drenched in blood. Just to make his hangover complete, Provincetown's Chief of Police would like a quiet word...

So begins Madden's disquieting journey into the dark recesses of America's psyche.

TOUGH GUYS DON'T DANCE is Norman Mailer at his tough, raw and uncompromising best. And Madden's tormented efforts to reconstruct the missing hours of a terrible evening turn, inevitably into fragments of the American Nightmare.

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Tough Guys Don't Dance Reviews

** 'Hypnotic...thrilling. * MAIL ON SUNDAY *
** 'Mailer writes like an angel- a master of small surprises that may be precursors of seismic shocks. * LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS, CHICAGO TRIBUNE *
** 'Think of it as a novel by Dashiell Hammett and transpose it into Mailer's style. * NEW YORK TIMES *

About Norman Mailer

After graduating from Harvard Norman Mailer served in the South Pacific during World War II. He published his first book in 1948 and won the Pulitzer Price twice for THE ARMIES OF THE NIGHT and THE EXECUTIONER'S SONG.

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Tough Guys Don't Dance by Norman Mailer
Norman Mailer
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Little, Brown Book Group
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