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Synopsis: Originally published in 1942 to rave reviews and astonishing commercial success, Night Shift dramatizes the working class life of the Midwest during World War II with the excitement of melodrama, the vividness of documentary, and the page-turning quality of the best commercial fiction.
Sally Otis works herself to the bone as a waitress, supporting her three children and a jobless younger sister. With her bills mounting and no rest in sight, Sally's resolve is beginning to crumble when her swaggering older sister, Petey Braun, appears on the scene. Petey, with her furs and jewels and exotic trips, is an American career woman—one who makes a career of men. But when Petey gets a gig at the glamorous, rowdy local nightclub, it will forever alter the world of the struggling Otis family.
Night Shift “manages to be touching and horrible, sentimental and brutal all at the same time. It is both sordidly real and theatrically melodramatic. It’s good” (New York Times).
About the Author: Maritta Wolff was born in 1918 in Michigan. Whistle Stop, her first novel, won the Avery Hopwood Award in 1940. A runaway bestseller, the book was also printed as a special Armed Forces edition for American troops during World War II. Whistle Stop was made into a feature film in 1946, starring Ava Gardner. In the next two decades, Ms. Wolff authored more than five novels, but she hid her final, unpublished manuscript in her refrigerator until her death in 2002. Rediscovered, that novel, Sudden Rain, is available from Scribner.
Title: Night Shift
Publication Date: 2006
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Scribner, 2006. Paperback. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_196361659
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Book Description Scribner, New York, 2006. Soft Cover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Later Paperback Printing. Trade paperback, a later printing of novel orig.pub.in 1942, a new reissue for today's readers; Fine clean unmarked copy, small nick on side of back cover and last few pages and light edgewear; 548 pages; Seller Inventory # PARA6906
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Book Description Scribner, 2006. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 548 pages. 8.00x5.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 0743254872