Norman Mailer Tough Guys Don't Dance

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Tough Guys Don't Dance

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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.

Praise for Tough Guys Don’t Dance

“Spectacular . . . [Norman Mailer] makes every word count, like a master knife thrower zinging stilettos in a circle around your head.”People

“As brash, brooding and ultimately mesmerizing as the author himself . . . [Mailer strikes a] dazzling balance between humor and horror.”—New YorkDaily News

“A first-rate page-turner of a murder mystery . . . full of great characters, littered with dead bodies and replete with plausible suspects.”Chicago Tribune

“[Tough Guys Don’t Dance] has that charming Mailer bravado.”The New York Times

Praise for Norman Mailer

“[Norman Mailer] loomed over American letters longer and larger than any other writer of his generation.”The New York Times

“A writer of the greatest and most reckless talent.”The New Yorker

“Mailer is indispensable, an American treasure.”The Washington Post

“A devastatingly alive and original creative mind.”Life

“Mailer is fierce, courageous, and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance.”The New York Review of Books

“The largest mind and imagination [in modern] American literature . . . Unlike just about every American writer since Henry James, Mailer has managed to grow and become richer in wisdom with each new book.”Chicago Tribune

“Mailer is a master of his craft. His language carries you through the story like a leaf on a stream.”The Cincinnati Post
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Praise for "Tough Guys Don't Dance"
" "
"Spectacular . . . [Norman Mailer] makes every word count, like a master knife thrower zinging stilettos in a circle around your head."--"People"

"As brash, brooding and ultimately mesmerizing as the author himself . . . [Mailer strikes a] dazzling balance between humor and horror."--New York "Daily News"
" "
"A first-rate page-turner of a murder mystery . . . full of great characters, littered with dead bodies and replete with plausible suspects."--"Chicago Tribune"
" "
"["Tough Guys Don't Dance"] has that charming Mailer bravado."--"The New York Times"

Praise for Norman Mailer

"[Norman Mailer] loomed over American letters longer and larger than any other writer of his generation."--"The New York Times"

"A writer of the greatest and most reckless talent."--"The New Yorker"

"Mailer is indispensable, an American treasure."--"The Washington Post"

"A devastatingly alive and original creative mind."--"Life"

"Mailer is fierce, courageous, and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance."--"The New York Review of Books"

"The largest mind and imagination [in modern] American literature . . . Unlike just about every American writer since Henry James, Mailer has managed to grow and become richer in wisdom with each new book."--"Chicago Tribune"

"Mailer is a master of his craft. His language carries you through the story like a leaf on a stream."--"The Cincinnati Post"

Praise for "Tough Guys Don t Dance"
""
Spectacular . . . [Norman Mailer] makes every word count, like a master knife thrower zinging stilettos in a circle around your head. "People"
As brash, brooding and ultimately mesmerizing as the author himself . . . [Mailer strikes a] dazzling balance between humor and horror. New York "Daily News"
""
A first-rate page-turner of a murder mystery . . . full of great characters, littered with dead bodies and replete with plausible suspects. "Chicago Tribune"
""
["Tough Guys Don t Dance"] has that charming Mailer bravado. "The New York Times"
Praise for Norman Mailer
[Norman Mailer] loomed over American letters longer and larger than any other writer of his generation. "The New York Times"
A writer of the greatest and most reckless talent. "The New Yorker"
Mailer is indispensable, an American treasure. "The Washington Post"
A devastatingly alive and original creative mind. "Life"
Mailer is fierce, courageous, and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance. "The New York Review of Books"
The largest mind and imagination [in modern] American literature . . . Unlike just about every American writer since Henry James, Mailer has managed to grow and become richer in wisdom with each new book. "Chicago Tribune"
Mailer is a master of his craft. His language carries you through the story like a leaf on a stream. "The Cincinnati Post""

Praise for Tough Guys Don't Dance

"Spectacular . . . [Norman Mailer] makes every word count, like a master knife thrower zinging stilettos in a circle around your head."--People

"As brash, brooding and ultimately mesmerizing as the author himself . . . [Mailer strikes a] dazzling balance between humor and horror."--New York Daily News

"A first-rate page-turner of a murder mystery . . . full of great characters, littered with dead bodies and replete with plausible suspects."--Chicago Tribune

"[Tough Guys Don't Dance] has that charming Mailer bravado."--The New York Times

Praise for Norman Mailer

"[Norman Mailer] loomed over American letters longer and larger than any other writer of his generation."--The New York Times

"A writer of the greatest and most reckless talent."--The New Yorker

"Mailer is indispensable, an American treasure."--The Washington Post

"A devastatingly alive and original creative mind."--Life

"Mailer is fierce, courageous, and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance."--The New York Review of Books

"The largest mind and imagination [in modern] American literature . . . Unlike just about every American writer since Henry James, Mailer has managed to grow and become richer in wisdom with each new book."--Chicago Tribune

"Mailer is a master of his craft. His language carries you through the story like a leaf on a stream."--The Cincinnati Post

About the Author:

Norman Mailer was born in 1923 in Long Branch, New Jersey, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York.  After graduating from Harvard, he served in the South Pacific during World War II.  He published his first book, The Naked and the Dead, in 1948.  Mailer won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1968 for Armies of the Night, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize again in 1980 for RThe Executioner's Song.  He has directed four feature-length films, was a co-founder of The Village Voice in 1955, and was president of the American PEN from 1984 to 1986.  His most recent novel, The Gospel According to the Son, is his thirtieth book.  The Time of Our Time, an anthology of the best of Mailer's writing, was pu

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