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The Cocktail Waitress

James Cain

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Amy Rubinate

Length:

8h 36m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:24


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

26:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:26


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

23:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

18:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:39


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

16:23


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

26:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

00:54