The Mad and the Bad
The Mad and the Bad
Introduction by James Sallis
Translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith


Recommended by Scott, City Lights Books

Michel Hartog, a sometime architect, is a powerful businessman and famous philanthropist whose immense fortune has just grown that much greater following the death of his brother in an accident. Peter is his orphaned nephew—a spoiled brat. Julie is in an insane asylum. Thompson is a hired gunman with a serious ulcer. Michel hires Julie to look after Peter. And he hires Thompson to kill them. Julie and Peter escape. Thompson pursues. Bullets fly. Bodies accumulate.

The craziness is just getting started.

Like Jean-Patrick Manchette's celebrated Fatale, The Mad and the Bad is a clear-eyed, cold-blooded, pitch-perfect work of creative destruction.

Title The Mad and the Bad
Introduction by James Sallis
Translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith
Publisher New York Review Books Classics
Title First Published 15 July 2014
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 163 p.
ISBN-10 1590177207
ISBN-13 9781590177204
Publication Date 15 July 2014
Main content page count 163
Weight 16 oz.
 


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