The Cocktail Waitress by James M. Cain audiobook

The Cocktail Waitress

By James M. Cain
Read by Amy Rubinate

HarperAudio
8.59 Hours 1
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Grieving widow or black widow? The day Joan Medford buried her husband was a fateful one—because before the day was out she'd meet the two men who would change her life forever. Forced to take a job waitressing to support herself and her child, Joan finds herself caught between the handsome young schemer whose touch she comes to crave and the wealthy older man whose touch repels her…but who otherwise would make a tempting husband number two. It's a classic Cain triangle —brutal and sexual and stark—that can only end in death. But for whom, the guilty…or the innocent? The final novel written by James M. Cain and never before published, The Cocktail Waitress is a testament to the enduring power of one of the most acclaimed novelists of the twentieth century. The author of unforgettable noir classics such as Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce, and The Postman Always Rings Twice, Cain's work remains as impossible to put down today as when first written, and will leave even jaded modern readers breathless.

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Summary

Summary

A 2012 eMusic Best Audiobook of the Year

Grieving widow or black widow?

The day Joan Medford buried her husband was a fateful one—because before the day was out she'd meet the two men who would change her life forever. Forced to take a job waitressing to support herself and her child, Joan finds herself caught between the handsome young schemer whose touch she comes to crave and the wealthy older man whose touch repels her…but who otherwise would make a tempting husband number two. It's a classic Cain triangle —brutal and sexual and stark—that can only end in death. But for whom, the guilty…or the innocent?

The final novel written by James M. Cain and never before published, The Cocktail Waitress is a testament to the enduring power of one of the most acclaimed novelists of the twentieth century. The author of unforgettable noir classics such as Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce, and The Postman Always Rings Twice, Cain's work remains as impossible to put down today as when first written, and will leave even jaded modern readers breathless.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“After burying her abusive husband on page one 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
“It’s easy to fall for a previously unpublished work by Cain…Fortunately, The Cocktail Waitress—which the author sought to complete before perishing in 1977—serves up ample delights.” Kirkus Reviews
“[It] pulses with more authentic primal energy than the work of any number of Cain imitators from the 1930s to the present.” Wall Street Journal

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Author

Author Bio: James M. Cain

Author Bio: James M. Cain

James Mallahan Cain (1892–1977) worked as a reporter during World War I and was managing editor at the New Yorker before going to Hollywood to become a screenwriter. His novels, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Mildred Pierce, and Double Indemnity, became film noir classics. In 1974, he was awarded the Grand Master Award by the Mystery Writers of America.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 8.59
Audience: Adult
Language: English