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  • Published: 1 November 2022
  • ISBN: 9780593311912
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $26.99

The Postman Always Rings Twice (Special Edition)



A Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Special Edition of The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain. Featuring an introduction by James Ellroy.

When Frank, an amoral young drifter, gets thrown off a hay truck in the California desert, he ends up at a diner run by Cora and her inconvenient husband, Nick. This chance meeting puts them all on a sure path to perdition. 

First published in 1934 and banned in Boston for its explosive mixture of violence and eroticism, The Postman Always Rings Twice is a classic of the roman noir. It established James M. Cain as a major novelist with an unsparing vision of America's bleak underside and was acknowledged by Albert Camus as the model for The Stranger.

  • Published: 1 November 2022
  • ISBN: 9780593311912
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $26.99

Praise for The Postman Always Rings Twice (Special Edition)

"A good, swift, violent story." --Dashiell Hammett "A poet of the tabloid murder." --Edmund Wilson

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