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Career in C Major

And Other Fiction
A collection of stories by

From a famous tough-guy writer, a collection of shockingly funny stories

Ever since she got married, Doris has regretted giving up her singing career. After years of domestic drudgery, she decides to take one last crack at becoming an opera singer, even if it means sacrificing everything for the sake of her dream. Her contractor husband is fully supportive, having no idea that the family's true musical genius isn't Doris - it's him.

In this and other stories in Career in C Major, James M. Cain shows off a light comedic touch that will surprise readers who are familiar only with his crime novels The Postman Always Rings Twice and Double Indemnity. But Cain had been publishing funny stories, articles, and satire since his early days as a reporter for H. L. Mencken's Baltimore Sun, and was just as comfortable writing about singers as he was about killers. This collection of Cain's lighter work shows that if an author is tough it doesn't mean he can't crack a smile.

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Hardback Editions

June 1986 : USA Hardback

Title: Career in C Major and Other Fiction
Author(s): James M Cain
ISBN: 0-07-009593-0 / 978-0-07-009593-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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Paperback Editions

October 1989 : USA Paperback

Title: Career in C Major
Author(s): James Cain
ISBN: 0-07-009594-9 / 978-0-07-009594-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA