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How does a man escape from himself...? A classic masterpiece of American noir fiction.George Stroud is a hard-drinking, tough-talking, unscrupulous journalist working for tyrannical Earl Janoth's media empire. And he's involved with the wrong woman - his boss's mistress, Pauline Delos. One day, as Stroud escorts Pauline home, he spies his boss returning from a trip. The next day, Pauline is found dead in her apartment.Janoth knows someone saw him enter Pauline's apartment on the night of the murder; he knows it must have been the man Pauline was seeing on the side; but he doesn't know his identity. To get his hands on the man and pin the crime on him, Janoth assigns his best investigative reporter and most trusted employee to track him down: George Stroud...
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Kenneth Fearing (1902-1961) was born in Oak Park, Illinois. Voted wittiest boy and class pessimist in high school, he moved to New York City after graduating from the University of Wisconsin. He published several well-received volumes of poetry in addition to his books. THE BIG CLOCK is his most famous novel and was filmed twice, first in 1948, and then again in 1987.Review:
You'll be hard pushed to find a better noir thriller. * BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH * A brilliantly dark and menacing tale. * CATHOLIC HERALD *
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