Excerpt from James M. Cain's lost final novel: The Cocktail Waitress

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4 Responses to “Excerpt from James M. Cain's lost final novel: The Cocktail Waitress

  1. iamlegion says:

    “That was unusual in Hyattsville, because Prince George’s County doesn’t have it hot like in Washington, or in Montgomery County in Maryland, alongside Prince George’s but north of it; and vice versa, not such cold weather in winter.”

    Wow, that sentence is murder. That whole paragraph, for that matter. It’s clear this was still going through the editorial process, and it’s why I’m not that big a fan of authors’ unpublished works.

  2. On Deaf Ears.

    I’ll be looking for this one in the library.

    For me, Serenade is the Cain masterwork. Opera, ocean, Mexico, iguanas, toreadors, it’s got it all.

  3. Niranjan Ravichandra says:

    When I look at the title cover, my head automatically looks to the bottom of the cover to see for why there’s a *.

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