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Thieves fall out, by Gore Vidal, writing as Cameron Kay

Label
Thieves fall out
Title
Thieves fall out
Statement of responsibility
by Gore Vidal, writing as Cameron Kay
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Follows the exploits of a down-on-his-luck American as he tries to smuggle an ancient relic out of Cairo during a time of revolution
  • In 1953, Vidal had already begun writing the works that would launch him to the top ranks of American authors and intellectuals. But in the wake of criticism for the scandalous content of his third novel, The City and the Pillar, Vidal turned to writing crime fiction under pseudonyms: three books as "Edgar Box" and one as "Cameron Kay." The Edgar Box novels were subsequently republished under his real name. The Cameron Kay never was. Lost for more than 60 years and overflowing with political and sexual intrigue, Thieves Fall Out provides a delicious glimpse into the mind of Gore Vidal in his formative years. By turns mischievous and deadly serious, Vidal tells the story of a man caught up in events bigger than he is, a down-on-his-luck American hired to smuggle an ancient relic out of Cairo at a time when revolution is brewing and heads are about to roll. One part Casablanca and one part torn-from-the-headlines tabloid reportage, this novel also offers a startling glimpse of Egypt in turmoil -- written over half a century ago, but as current as the news streaming from the streets of Cairo today
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Cataloging source
MDK
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1925-2012
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Vidal, Gore
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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Kay, Cameron
Series statement
A Hard case crime novel
Series volume
HCC-119
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smuggling
  • Relics
  • Suspense fiction
  • Cairo (Egypt)
Label
Thieves fall out, by Gore Vidal, writing as Cameron Kay
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907377524
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Hard Case Crime edition.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9781781167922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1706578
  • (OCoLC)907377524
Label
Thieves fall out, by Gore Vidal, writing as Cameron Kay
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907377524
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Hard Case Crime edition.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9781781167922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1706578
  • (OCoLC)907377524

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