Sneaky People

Sneaky People

A Novel

Book - 1975
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Somewhere in the American midwest of the 1930s, used-car lot proprietor Buddy Sandifer decides to murder his wife and marry his mistress, while his fifteen-year-old son discovers all he can about sex

Simon and Schuster
The time is the 1930s. Buddy Sandifer, dressed in his natty white flannels, baby-blue shirt, striped tie, tan-and-white shoes, and coconut-straw hat with polka-dot band, is falling into one of his moods. Owner of a used-car lot and father of a fifteen-year-old son with a penchant for sex manuals, Buddy has decided to murder his wife and marry his mistress, Laverne, a robust blonde who cooks his favorite meal of fried pork chops, fried potatoes, and fried apples while wearing a short pink apron over black-lace step-ins and brassiere, long-gartered silk stockings, and platform shoes. The only problem is how to arrange the crime.

Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, [1975]
ISBN: 9780671218973
0671218972
Characteristics: 315 p. ; 22 cm

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Apr 13, 2012

Thomas Berger is a magnificent, yet disgracefully under-read, writer. 'Sneaky People' brings to life 1930's America n a way the Cohen Bros could not even dream of. It's all there--sex, race relations, car culture, the tawdriness ....

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