He hides the money in his luggage and flees to Europe. A master storyteller at the height of his game. Nightwork by Irwin Shaw A little tea, a little chat There was a problem adding your email address. Despite its glamour and rich culture, he can only call America home. The story jightwork a down-on-his-luck desk clerk, a con man, and a fortune from the author of Rich Man, Poor Man. No hint of anyone looking for the stolen money.
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The hero works as the night clerk at a cheap hotel, and one evening discovers that an elderly guest has had a heart attack, leaving a large number of high-denomination bills lying in plain view. Brand new in audio! Notify me of new comments via email. What would Jesus do? The main character other than the narrator is a hustler, and that includes bridge, my game.
Their adventures and misadventures are scarcely plausible but good fun. There is a good story here but all the while I felt like the author was only brushing the top of what was going on, of the people involved, and you never really got to know anyone.
Iewin 26, Axel Ainglish rated it it was ok. UlyssesParamount, Moritz to the Plaza Athenee in Paris—with a battle-scarred, dishonest confidence man of great likability, Miles Fabian by name, and Douglas Grimes, a former charter pilot.
He was among those who signed a petition asking the U. Night Works This is a very good book. Desire Under the ElmsParamount, Nightwork, by Irwin Shaw Grounded due to a medical condition, Douglas has resigned himself to menial work as a desk clerk at a seedy hotel.
Nightwork was written in the shadow of Watergate. The man who had nothing to lose is the toughest one to beat. Twitter Tweets by vpkeenan. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. As he tutors Grimes in the art of living well, pulling him into a world of skiing in St. Books by Irwin Shaw.
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Arazil They form a partnership which results in Fabian acting as a father figure to Grimes. Grimes takes the money and the opportunity to begin anew in Europe. Nightwirk the ex-pilot a. Irwin Shaw Reminds me of why I love fiction so much. All I was thinking about was the luggage.
Irwin Shaw: Nightwork
His younger brother, David Shaw, became a noted Hollywood producer and writer. Irwin changed his surname upon entering college. He spent most of his youth in Brooklyn, where he graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in He began screenwriting in at age In he married actress and producer Marian Edwards daughter of silent film actor Snitz Edwards. Unable to be commissioned as an officer due to his age and 1-A draft status,  Shaw decided to enter the Regular Army. After the war, he returned to his career as a writer.