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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But what will happen when his bad behavior catches up with him? Twitter Facebook Email Google. It’s a terrific find, no matter the situation. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But in our uneasy time, when most of us hardly know where we stand, cannot say with confidence whether we are rising or falling, advancing or retreating, whether we are loved or hated, despised or adored, aplomb attains, at least for people like myself, a primary importance.

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Eventually, Grimes learns he is to be a father from Evelyn Coates, a strong-minded lawyer, with whom he had spent several nights with prior to leaving America. All of this is explained by the last chapter.

Upon his return to the hospital he learns that Fabian has died in his absence. Then, in Europe, he meets Miles Fabian, an elegant and erudite con man with a flair for extravagance.


Shaw was highly regarded as a short story author, contributing to Collier’sEsquire, The New YorkerPlayboyThe Saturday Evening Postand other magazines; and 63 of his best stories were collected in Short Stories: As far as I could ever see, the people who avoided being victims had at least one thing in common. Happy Holidaze 2 weeks ago. Much of it takes place in Switzerland, where I live. Writing is like that.

It’s hard to not fall completely into the spell of this underrated novel. My intention has always been to try to irdin joining the ranks of the victims. SHAW Well, a writer is a human being. Other editions – View all Nightwork: One night, Grimes and Fabian are driving home an intoxicated pornographic actress, whose first film they had invested in, when they are held up by two men with guns.

Shaw was not happy with the film. Fabian recruits him for his latest ploy: The Housebound Noir Fest Book: Forester story about commandos in occupied Norway and Easy Living about a football player unable to enter the game due to a medical condition.

He may have to make some compromises. She insists on returning to America to raise their baby and it is through her insistence that he realizes that nightwoek also cannot live in Europe.

Irwin Shaw

Interesting characters only enrich the plot. It’s a great story that really zips along. Shaw is on my suaw of writers I must read. UlyssesParamount, Jun 07, Lynda rated it it was ok Shelves: By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. What does a simple night worker at a hotel when he suddenly becomes rich?


NIGHTWORK by Irwin Shaw | Kirkus Reviews

If someone wanted to bring Shaw back to the masses — what say you, Hard Case Crime? He takes the cash bightwork leaves New York.

Thrilling Days of Yesteryear. He later claimed that the blacklist “only glancingly bruised” his career.


I hope you sha read the following — you can click on them for a larger image. His younger brother, David Shaw diedbecame a noted Hollywood producer. He served with an Army documentary film unit.

Moritz, Zurich, Rome, Firenze, Paris etc. Irwin Shaw was born to be a writer, but he had a strong opinion on what that meant: Jun 21, Ellen J. MiniseriesMuseum of Broadcast Communications.

My enjoyment from this book came from reading a contemporary story that reflects how nightwokr was before the Internet and cell phones.