For the first time, the author who has reinvented the hard-boiled novel unites his two great characters – Milo Mildragovitch and C W Sughrue – teaming them on a journey that fistails through clouds of dust and pools of blood from Montana to the Texas-Mexico border.
Someone gut-shot Sughrue in New Mexico and left him to live with his demons, running naked in the blood-red desert sunset and loving the only woman who has ever managed to love him. Someone took all the money in Milodragovitch’s daddy’s will, leaving Milodragovitch with just a two-thousand-dollar silk suit and a Cadillac El Dorado – and a hard-on for retribution. Now, Sughrue and Milodragovitch, two of the most hardbitten cases the West ever produced, have come together in El Paso for a death trip across a country called Texas, to a state of mind called revenge. For Milodragovitch, it’s a matter of finding the banker who absconded with his inheritance. For Sughrue, it’s confronting the man who set him up for target practice. And for both, it’s a case that revolves around a ranch house in Austin where two people were tortured to death – and a luxurious cocaine-dusted death trap near the border.
Bordersnakes is a crime novel that careens from living hell to waking nightmare, with all the aching beauty and searing sadness that only James Crumley can deliver.
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‘Wild, wicked, sweet, painful, corageous, outrageous and obscene’
New York Times
‘Reprehensible and irresistible. The ultimate adventure’
James Crumley was born in Three Rivers, Texas, and spent most of his childhood in South Texas. He currently teaches creative writing at the University of Texas in El Paso and summers in Missoula, Montana. Bordersnakes is his fifth novel.
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Descrizione libro Harpercollins, London, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st UK Printing. Codice libro della libreria 205793
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Descrizione libro 1st edition. Collins Crime - London., 1999. A re-bound copy (plain unlettered boards) in coloured laser-copy dustwrapper!! Generally VG+ in VG dustwrapper. Codice libro della libreria 7256
Descrizione libro Collins Crime 1986-03, 1986. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Some mild dirt marks and scratches to the jacket. The inside of the jacket has been clipped to a corner. Fine to read and use. Hardcover. Codice libro della libreria 115604-11
Descrizione libro Collins Crime, LONDON, 1997. hardback,black cloth boards,320 pages,pages lightly browned o/w in vg condition in vg unclipped d/w. Codice libro della libreria 013359
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