ROUGHNECK is the second part of the autobiography of Jim Thompson. Published in 1954.
The book is a survey of the life of the american writer between the early thirties and 1942, the year he published NOW AND ON EARTH, his first novel. Ten years of journeys through Texas, Oklahoma and California in order to earn a few dollars to survive. With a wife and three children in charge, Jim Thompson had to accept jobs as a bellboy, a blue collar in a San Diego factory or journalist in numerous newspapers. This period of Thompson life is also the main subject of his first novels.
This report prepared by Daniel Staebler