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A.I. Bezzerides's third novel, about the dark world of truckers and wholesalers in post-war California, was famously adapted into the classic film noir Thieves' Highway (1949), directed by Jules Dassin.
Immigrant trucker Nick Garcos—hauling produce in California's Central Valley—has a tough time maintaining his independence and integrity while dealing with the brutal and crooked underworld types who control the produce markets.
This editon comes with a brand new introduction by Eddie Muller, author of Dark City and President of the Film Noir Foundation.
“Bezzerides wrote with the progressive passion of John Steinbeck and the noir sensibility of James M. Cain. Anyone who wants to understand the bare-knuckled and blue-collar world of mid-20th century America has to read Buzz Bezzerides.”—Alan K. Rode, Film Noir Foundation director and author of Charles McGraw: Film Noir Tough Guy
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"Bezzerides creates an exciting, suspenseful, and sometimes brutally grim picture of the truckers and wholesalers who worked in the California produce industry during the 1930s and 1940s. He evokes an entire culture of farmers, mechanics, roadside waitresses, prostitutes, and low-level racketeers. Most of all, he vividly portrays the bitter struggles of first or second generation Americans who try to escape their wage-earning status, only to encounter frustration, violence, and death."—James Naremore, author of Acting in the CinemaAbout the Author:
Albert Isaac 'A.I.' Bezzerides (1908-2007) was the author of three novels and became one of Hollywood's top screenwriters. He is best known for his screenplays for three classic film noirs: Jules Dassin's Thieves' Highway, Nicholas Ray's On Dangerous Ground and Robert Aldrich's Kiss Me Deadly.
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Book Description 280 Steps, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P118293326689
Book Description 280 Steps, 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M8293326689