New York Times Bestseller: The story of a down-on-his-luck desk clerk, a con man, and a fortune from the author of Rich Man, Poor Man. Pilot Douglas Grimes’s. Irwin Shaw (February 27, – May 16, ) was an American playwright, screenwriter, . (). “Book Review: Nightwork, by Irwin Shaw ()”. There are lots of personal reasons for my declining to take my nose out of this over the couple of days it took to read. Much of it takes place in.

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You won’t fold early. 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!

A Novel Irwin Shaw Limited preview – Read it when was a teenager and can say kept me reading it. Notify me of new comments via email. What would Jesus do? SurvivalUnited Film, Return to Book Page.


He takes the cash and leaves New York. The main character other than the narrator is a hustler, and that includes bridge, my game. I didn’t understand the point of this page tale. 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. Then when God, or the Mob, or whoever it is wants it back, you’ll be ahead of the game.

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.

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He moves to New York where he spends most of his time gambling and reading the Bible. 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. itwin


Nov 30, E. Act of LoveUnited Artists, In Europe, he meets Miles Fabian, an elegant and erudite con man with a flair for extravagance.

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. I would recommend it to all my friends. It’s a great story that really zips along.