South Of Heaven

South Of Heaven

by Jim Thompson

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Overview

Orphaned by a tragic accident at sixteen, Tommy Burwell's been scraping out a meager existence working dead-end jobs for years. When he and fellow nomad Four Trey Whitey get jobs working with dynamite, making way for a new pipeline across the deserted plains of Far West Texas, disaster ensues. In a matter of days, Tommy is brutally beaten and witness to an act of cold-blooded murder the law can't be bothered to investigate.

When Carol, a knockout beauty, shows up looking to follow the caravan of workers, Tommy falls for her almost immediately. There aren't any jobs for women on the pipeline, but Carol knows a few things she could do for the workers to keep afloat—an arrangement that Tommy can't bear for long. As Tommy's about to find out, when you're South of Heaven, you're far from grace—and sometimes the only way out is down.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316403832
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 08/05/2014
Series: Mulholland Classic Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 822,420
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Jim Thompson was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma. He began writing fiction at a very young age, selling his first story to True Detectivewhen he was only fourteen. Thompson eventually wrote twenty-nine novels, all but three of which were published as paperback originals. Thompson also co-wrote two screenplays (for the Stanley Kubrick films The Killing and Paths of Glory). Several of his novels have been filmed by American and French directors, resulting in classic noir including The Killer Inside Me (1952), After Dark My Sweet(1955), and The Grifters (1963).

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