The Lime Twig
ISBN10: 0811200655 ISBN13: 9780811200653 Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Jun 1 1961 Weight: 0.40lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
But it would be unfair to the reader to reveal what happens when a gang of professional crooks gets wind of the scheme and moves to muscle in on this bettors' dream of a long-odds situation. Worked out with all the meticulous detail, terror, and suspense of a nightmare, the tale is, on one level, comparable to a Graham Greene thriller; on another, it explores a group of people, their relationships fears, and loves. For as Leslie A. Fiedler says in his introduction, "John Hawkes.. . makes terror rather than love the center of his work, knowing all the while, of course, that there can be no terror without the hope for love and love's defeat . . . ."