THE OLD MAN’S PLACE

THE OLD MAN’S PLACE by John Sanford

“Sanford is a supreme master at squeezing the last drop of terror and excitement out of a sordid, savage situation. The story sweeps along with an ugly force that will send sensitive souls in search of smelling salts.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A trio of vicious World War One veterans descend on the farm in the Adirondack mountains where one of them grew up and his father now lives alone. They embark on happily wreaking drunken havoc at the old man’s place and in the nearby town. But when a naive, mail-order bride arrives, she ignites a tinderbox of resentment, lust, and betrayal among the men that explodes in brutal depravity, bloody violence and shocking death.

This hard-boiled, literary masterpiece, back in print for the first time in sixty years, includes a new introduction by Jack Mearns, author of John Sanford: An Annotated Bibliography

Previously published as The Hard Guys and filmed as the 1971 motion picture My Old Man’s Place.


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    THE OLD MAN’S PLACE

    THE OLD MAN’S PLACE

    A trio of vicious World War One veterans descend on a farm in the Adirondack mountains. The arrival of a mail-order bride ignites a tinderbox of resentment, lust, and betrayal among the men that explodes in brutal depravity, bloody violence and shocking death. A literary, crime fiction classic.

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    Reviews For THE OLD MAN’S PLACE

    THE OLD MAN’S PLACE 5.0

    A robust tale of violence, lust, treachery, and murder.

    Columbus Dispatch

    THE OLD MAN’S PLACE 5.0

    A good, exciting story told with menacing simplicity.

    Baltimore Sun

    THE OLD MAN’S PLACE 5.0

    Vivid, realistic, skillful, dramatic.

    Cleveland Plain-Dealer

    THE OLD MAN’S PLACE 5.0

    A first-rate piece of swift-moving and dramatic story-telling.

    New York Times