Crumley, James The Mexican Tree Duck

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The Mexican Tree Duck

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A blood-encrusted ceramic figure is at the center of private investigator C. W. Sughrue's search through the American West for the missing mother of his Vietnam buddy. By the author of The Wrong Case. 50,000 first printing. Tour.

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Lean, knuckle-crunching prose. "Miami Herald"
Like James Ellroy . . . [Crumley] is a master of American vernacular, turning tough-guy slang into something like poetry. "The Independent" (London)
The journey, with all its wild, wicked, sweet, painful, courageous, outrageous, and obscene encounters . . . will stay with the reader after the blood dries.
"The New York Times"
"The pleasures of a James Crumley novel . . . derive mostly from the zing of its characters, the bite of its epigrams ("The bear of real life is waiting for everybody"), and a restless, almost manic vitality--prose on amphetamines. . . . The mix of black humor, violence, and trivia is . . . persuasive, and the setting is evoked as crisply as the landscape of an Ansel Adams photograph."
--"Entertainment Weekly"
Terrific crime-fiction writing. . . . Crumley has a gift for narration. "San Francisco Chronicle"
A surrealistic, raunchy buddy novel. . . . Tough writing with a manic edge and a neat surprise at the end. "New York Daily News
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Powered by sex, drugs, rock n roll, firepower, and a large portion of irreverence, "The Mexican Tree Duck "is one you won t want to miss.
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There s [a] hypnotic craziness, that affectation for excess, expressed in profane and compelling and ultimately romantic language, that makes you keep reading "The Mexican Tree Duck." Too much is never even close to enough for Crumley.
"Minneapolis Star Tribune""

Lean, knuckle-crunching prose. Miami Herald
Like James Ellroy . . . [Crumley] is a master of American vernacular, turning tough-guy slang into something like poetry. The Independent (London)
The journey, with all its wild, wicked, sweet, painful, courageous, outrageous, and obscene encounters . . . will stay with the reader after the blood dries.
The New York Times
"The pleasures of a James Crumley novel . . . derive mostly from the zing of its characters, the bite of its epigrams ("The bear of real life is waiting for everybody"), and a restless, almost manic vitality--prose on amphetamines. . . . The mix of black humor, violence, and trivia is . . . persuasive, and the setting is evoked as crisply as the landscape of an Ansel Adams photograph."
--Entertainment Weekly
Terrific crime-fiction writing. . . . Crumley has a gift for narration. San Francisco Chronicle
A surrealistic, raunchy buddy novel. . . . Tough writing with a manic edge and a neat surprise at the end. New York Daily News

Powered by sex, drugs, rock n roll, firepower, and a large portion of irreverence, The Mexican Tree Duck is one you won t want to miss.
Rocky Mountain News

There s [a] hypnotic craziness, that affectation for excess, expressed in profane and compelling and ultimately romantic language, that makes you keep reading The Mexican Tree Duck. Too much is never even close to enough for Crumley.
Minneapolis Star Tribune"

About the Author:

James Crumley has taught English at the University of Montana and has been Visiting Writer at the University of Texas at El Paso and Carnegie Mellon University.

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