South of Heaven | by Jim Thompson | Raymond Pettibon

South of Heaven | by Jim Thompson | Raymond Pettibon

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A novel by Jim Thompson
Introduction by Arnold Hano
With 44 duotone illustrations by Raymond Pettibon

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Jim Thompson’s experiences as an oil field laborer in his early twenties come to brutal life in a mash-up of pulpy noir and American labor history. All the depravity and violence one expects from a Thompson novel are here, with an exposé of working conditions that call to mind Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle. Raymond Pettibon’s 44 illustrations pull quotations and excerpts from the book.

Production Details

  • Edition of 400 copies for sale

  • Quarto, 11-7/8 by 8-3/4 inches, 232 pages

  • Bound in black cloth with red paper explosions and a protective mylar jacket

  • Arion publication #90, 2010

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