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The Resource The alcoholics, Jim Thompson

The alcoholics, Jim Thompson

Label
The alcoholics
Title
The alcoholics
Statement of responsibility
Jim Thompson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dr. Peter S. Murphy needs fifteen thousand dollars by the end of the day, or the city of Los Angeles can say goodbye to the El Healtho clinic. A recovery center for the most severe cases of alcoholism in the state--even if no one ever does quite seem to get dry there--El Healtho has been the bane of Dr. Murphy's existence ever since he started running it. But now that its doors are about to close forever, Dr. Murphy finds he'll do anything to keep it open. Up to and including admitting Humphrey Van Twyne III, a patient with an extremely violent past whose wealthy family has the means to keep El Healtho open for business. Sure, the man isn't exactly an alcoholic. And yes, what he really needs is to be under the care of the surgeons who performed the lobotomy that's rendered Van Twyne all but a vegetable. But the money's good--until the rag-tag group of ne'er-do-wells at El Healtho begin to wreak havoc with Dr. Murphy's plans, and suddenly no one day has ever seemed so long. A literary precursor to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, THE ALCOHOLICS is Thompson like you've never read him before, a pitch-black, mad-cap portrait of deviant behavior that is at once darkly comic, humane and harrowing"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1906-1977
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Jim
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3539.H6733
LC item number
A79 2014
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alcoholics
  • FICTION / Crime
  • FICTION / Suspense
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
  • FICTION / Suspense
  • FICTION / Thrillers
  • Alcoholics
Label
The alcoholics, Jim Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn865493246
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
170, 9 pages
Isbn
9780316403955
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014015909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)865493246
Label
The alcoholics, Jim Thompson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn865493246
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
170, 9 pages
Isbn
9780316403955
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014015909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)865493246

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