Tough Guys Don't Dance: A Novel

Tough Guys Don't Dance: A Novel

Norman Mailer


Norman Mailer friends into the recesses and buried virtues of the fashionable American male in a super crime novel that transcends style. whilst Tim Madden, an unsuccessful author residing on Cape Cod, awakes with a grotesque hangover, a painful tattoo on his top arm, and a severed woman head in his marijuana stash, he has virtually no reminiscence of the evening sooner than. As he reconstructs the lacking hours, Madden runs afoul of retired prizefighters, intercourse addicts, mediums, former cons, a world-weary ex-girlfriend, and his personal father, outdated now yet nonetheless a Herculean determine. Stunningly conceived and vividly composed, Tough men Don’t Dance represents Mailer on the height of his powers.
 
Praise for Tough men Don’t Dance
 
“Spectacular . . . [Norman Mailer] makes each note count number, like a grasp knife thrower zinging stilettos in a circle round your head.”People
 
“As brash, brooding and finally enchanting because the writer himself . . . [Mailer moves a] astounding stability among humor and horror.”—New York Daily News
 
“A excellent page-turner of a homicide secret . . . filled with nice characters, affected by lifeless our bodies and replete with believable suspects.”Chicago Tribune
 
“[Tough men Don’t Dance] has that captivating Mailer bravado.”The big apple Times
 
Praise for Norman Mailer
 
“[Norman Mailer] loomed over American letters longer and bigger than the other author of his generation.”The ny Times
 
“A author of the best and so much reckless talent.”The New Yorker
 
“Mailer is crucial, an American treasure.”The Washington Post
 
“A devastatingly alive and unique inventive mind.”Life
 
“Mailer is fierce, brave, and reckless and approximately every little thing he writes has sections of headlong brilliance.”The ny evaluate of Books
 
“The greatest brain and mind's eye [in smooth] American literature . . . not like near to each American author due to the fact Henry James, Mailer has controlled to develop and develop into richer in knowledge with each one new book.”Chicago Tribune
 
“Mailer is a grasp of his craft. His language contains you thru the tale like a leaf on a stream.”The Cincinnati Post

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