The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
A special edition of The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain. Featuring an introduction by James Ellroy.
When Frank, an amoral young drifter, gets thrown off a hay truck in the California desert, he ends up at a diner run by Cora and her inconvenient husband, Nick. This chance meeting puts them all on a sure path to perdition. First published in 1934 and banned in Boston for its explosive mixture of violence and eroticism, The Postman Always Rings Twice is a classic of the roman noir. It established James M. Cain as a major novelist with an unsparing vision of America's bleak underside and was acknowledged by Albert Camus as the model for The Stranger.
"A good, swift, violent story." —Dashiell Hammett
"A poet of the tabloid murder." —Edmund Wilson
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Anniversary Edition