SERENADE by James M. Cain
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SERENADE

KIRKUS REVIEW

A dynamic, physical attraction, like that in The Postman Always Rings Twice, between a once famous singer, now a bum, and a young and very wise Mexican whore, grows into an enduring, if doomed, love. His voice regained, the climb to fame in films, opera and radio is followed by the dramatic conflict between the girl and the singer's evil genius, a homosexual, and the culmination of the tragedy implicit in the triangle. Realler people, warmer and tenderer emotions, a larger gallery of characters and fuller background leaves you less punch-drunk than The Postman but the same tight, hardhitting style will appeal to the former audience.
Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 1937
ISBN: 0752861751
Page count: 224pp
Publisher: Knopf
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 1937




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