Dirty Snow (New York Review Books Classics)
Georges SimenonISBN: 1590170431;
Book DescriptionDirty Snow, widely acknowledged as one of Simenon's finest books, is a study of the criminal mind comparable to Jim Thompson's The Killer Inside Me. It tells the story of Frank, a pimp, a petty thief, and collaborator in occupied France. Through the long and unrelenting cold and darkness of a long winter Frank pursues all the possibilites of perdition until at last there is nowhere left to go. Hans Koning has described Dirty Snow as "one of the very few novels to come out of German-occupied France that gets it exactly right." Simenon maps a no man?s land of the spirit in which human nature is driven to destruction?and redemption, perhaps, as well?by forces beyond its control.