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More better deals, Joe R. Lansdale

Label
More better deals
Title
More better deals
Statement of responsibility
Joe R. Lansdale
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Edgar Award-winning author of the Hap and Leonard series, a hard-boiled novel set in 1960s Texas in which a no-nonsense car salesman faces a tempting decision, a dangerous deal, and an alluring affair. Ed Edwards is in the used car business, a business built on adjusted odometers, extra-fine print, and the belief that "buyers better beware." Burdened by an aging, alcoholic mother constantly on his case to do something worthier of his lighter skin tone and dreaming of a brighter future for himself and his plucky little sister, Ed is ready to get out of the game. When Dave, his lazy, grease-stained boss at the eponymous dealership Smiling Dave's sends him to repossess a Cadillac, Ed finally gets the chance to escape his miserable life. The Cadillac in question was purchased by Frank Craig and his beautiful wife Nancy, owners of a local drive-in and pet cemetery. Fed up with her deadbeat husband and with unfulfilled desires of her own, Nancy suggests to Ed -- in the throes of their salacious affair -- that they kill Frank and claim his insurance policy. It is a tantalizing offer: the girl, the car, and not one, but two businesses. Ed could finally say goodbye to Smiling Dave's, and maybe even send his sister to college. But does he have what it takes to see the plan through? Told with Joe Lansdale's trademark grit, wit, and dark humor, More Better Deals is a gripping tale of the strange characters and odd dealings that define 1960s East Texas
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10898003
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lansdale, Joe R.
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.A557
LC item number
M67 2020
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sales personnel
  • Used car trade
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Adultery
  • Murder for hire
  • Insurance fraud
  • Texas
Target audience
adult
Label
More better deals, Joe R. Lansdale
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780316479912
Lccn
2019952828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780316479912
System control number
  • on1164696797
  • (OCoLC)1164696797
Label
More better deals, Joe R. Lansdale
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780316479912
Lccn
2019952828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780316479912
System control number
  • on1164696797
  • (OCoLC)1164696797

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