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The Big Clock free pdf George Stroud is a hard-drinking, tough-talking, none-too-scrupulous writer for a New York media conglomerate that bears a striking resemblance to Time, Inc. in the heyday of Henry Luce. One day, before heading home to his wife in the suburbs, Stroud has a drink with Pauline, the beautiful girlfriend of his boss, Earl Janoth. Things happen. The next day Stroud escorts Pauline home, leaving her off at the corner just as Janoth returns from a trip. The day after that, Pauline is found murdered in her apartment. Janoth knows there was one witness to his entry into Pauline's apartment on the night of the murder- he knows that man must have been the man Pauline was with before he got back- but he doesn't know who he was. Janoth badly wants to get his hands on that man, and he picks one of his most trusted employees to track him down: George Stroud, who else? How does a man escape from himself? No book has ever dramatized that question to more perfect effect than "The Big Clock," a masterpiece of American noir.

About Kenneth Fearing

KENNETH FEARING (1902-1961) was born in Oak Park, Illinois. Voted wittiest boy and class pessimist in high school, he moved to New York City after graduating from the University of Wisconsin. He published several well received volumes of poetry in addition to his novels, including "Angel Arms," "Dead Reckoning," and "Stranger at Coney Island and other poems." "The Big Clock" was included in "The Library of America's Crime Novels: American Noir of the 30s and 40s." The novel has been adapted into two films, "The Big Clock" (1948) and "No Way Out" (1987). NICHOLAS CHRISTOPHER is the author of fourteen books: five novels, T"he Soloist, Veronica, A Trip to the Stars, Franklin Flyer," and the forthcoming "The Bestiary"- eight books of poetry, most recently "Crossing the Equator: New

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Author : Kenneth Fearing
Publisher : New York Review of Books
Data Published : 01 July 2006
ISBN : 1590171810
EAN : 9781590171813
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 175 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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