TOUGH GUYS DON'T DANCE. A Novel

New York: Random House, 1984. Uncorrected Proof. Paperback. Norman Mailer peers into the recesses and buried virtues of the modern American male in a brilliant crime novel that transcends genre. When Tim Madden, an unsuccessful writer living on Cape Cod, awakes with a gruesome hangover, a painful tattoo on his upper arm, and a severed female head in his marijuana stash, he has almost no memory of the night before. As he reconstructs the missing hours, Madden runs afoul of retired prizefighters, sex addicts, mediums, former cons, a world-weary ex-girlfriend, and his own father, old now but still a Herculean figure. Stunningly conceived and vividly composed, Tough Guys Don’t Dance represents Mailer at the peak of his powers. Basis for the big screen film directed by Mailer that starred Ryan O'Neal and Isabella Rossellini. A near fine copy in perfect bound yellow printed wrappers as issued (spine slightly dulled). Item #15287
ISBN: 0394537866

Price: $50.00

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