The Postman Always Rings Twice

By James M. Cain

An amoral younger tramp.  A attractive, sullen girl with an inconvenient husband.  A challenge that has just one grisly solution--a answer that in simple terms creates different difficulties that not anyone can ever solve.

First released in 1934 and banned in Boston for its explosive mix of violence and eroticism, The Postman continuously jewelry Twice is a vintage of the roman noir. It confirmed James M. Cain as a big novelist with an unsparing imaginative and prescient of America's bleak underside, and was once stated via Albert Camus because the version for The Stranger.

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