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Synopsis: 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...
About the Author:
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 the University of Wisconsin. He published several well received volumes of poetry in addition to his novels, including "Angel Arms," "Dead Reckoning," and "Stranger at Coney Island and other poems."
ROBERT POLITO is the author of "Doubles, A Reader's Guide to James Merrill's "The Changing Light at Sandover and "Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson." He edited the Library of America volumes, "Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1930s and 1940s" and "Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950s," and directs the Graduate Writing Program at The New School. He lives in New York.
Title: Big Clock
Publisher: Amereon Ltd
Publication Date: 1976
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Amereon Ltd, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0848810007
Book Description Amereon Ltd, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020848810007
Book Description Amereon Ltd, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110848810007