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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.

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Thomas Berger is the author of twenty-three novels. His previous novels include Best Friends, Meeting Evil, and The Feud, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His Little Big Man is known throughout the world.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (June 21, 2005)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780743287609

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"An exquisitely constructed, very funny novel...full of secrets and surprises. It is Thomas Berger's tenderest, most touching novel."
-- Newsweek

"Thomas Berger is a writer of enormous wit and incisive wisdom."
-- San Francisco Review of Books

"If you have time for just one novel this season, Sneaky People is the one...Thomas Berger is a magician...he never hits a false note."
-- Detroit Free Press

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