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    DescriptionFollowing her husband's death in an accident, beautiful young widow Joan Medford is forced to take a job serving drinks in a cocktail lounge to make ends meet. At the job she encounters two men who take an interest in her, a handsome young schemer and a wealthy but unwell older man who rewards her for her attentions with a $50,000 tip and an unconventional offer of marriage...


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    Title
    The Cocktail Waitress
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James M. Cain
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781781160329
    ISBN 10: 1781160325
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.52
    BIC subject category V2: FR, FF
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BIC E4L: CRI
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11200
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: P26303000
    B&T General Subject: 550
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 75
    Ingram Subject Code: FM
    Libri: I-FM
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC050000
    B&T Approval Code: A26453250
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC027000, FIC022000, FIC022010
    LC classification: PS3505.A3113 C63 2012
    LC subject heading: ,
    Publisher
    Titan Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Titan Books Ltd
    Publication date
    21 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    James M Cain achieved worldwide overnight fame when he published his first novel, The Postman Always Rings Twice, in 1934. The classics Double Indemnity and Mildred Pierce followed, reinforcing Cain's reputation as the great chronicler of crimes of passion, typically set against a working-class backdrop during the Great Depression. His books have inspired many classic movies.
    Review quote
    "This is vintage Cain ... Let's go get that book, baby. Let's read it. Let's get stinko." - "The Washington Post" "entertaining and cleverly plotted" - "Editors' Choice, New York Times" "Fittingly for the endpoint of a long and meaningful career, Cain saves his best twist for the very last page of his very last book, a haymaker from the blind side, so carefully finessed and camouflaged through the book as to bring a tear to a glass eye -- another writer's jealous acknowledgment. It is a moment that draws Joan's world and Cain's view of desire and consequence into tight focus. One thinks of the author well into his ninth decade, setting down those final passages with a hidden smile and a writer's certain knowledge that they won't see this coming. He was right." - "New York Times" "I think James M. Cain is one novelist who has something to teach just about any writer, and delight just about any reader. "The Postman Always Rings Twice" was a work of genius. So it's good news that "The Cocktail Waitress," Cain's last novel has finally been published." - Anne Rice "Swift and absorbing...pulses with more authentic primal energy than the work of any number of Cain imitators from the 1930s to the present." - "Wall Street Journal " " "The Cocktail Waitress "was found among his papers after a decade-long search and has never been published...until now. After burying her abusive husband on page 1 of the book, Joan takes a job waitressing to make ends meet, and winds up meeting two new men: a wealthy but repulsive older man and a handsome young schemer who makes her blood boil. Can you have any doubt that things will end badly for one or both of them? No, that's not a spoiler - it's a simple statement of fact when you're talking about a Cain femme fatale, the deadliest species there is." - "Huffington Post" "The Cocktail Waitress is a not-to-be missed crime thriller for all Cain fans ... A rare, hardboiled blast from the past." -" Shelfd