The Postman Always Rings Twice Book Summary and Study Guide

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Frank Chambers shows up one day at Nick Papadakis's roadside joint, where the good-natured Greek offers him work and board. Though Frank is not keen on staying, he develops a relationship with Nick's wife, Cora, who married Nick out of sheer desperation. Frank and Cora plan to kill Nick so that they can stay together, and succeed the second time. With a high-staked courtroom scene, the two are released, believing they are free to do whatever they please. But the trials of the case have already formed a rift in their relationship, and tragedy comes around again for the lovers.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Police story    -   Yes Story of    -   blackmail/seduction Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   killer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   Boob talk! Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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