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The Enchanted Isle

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In this never-before-published Cain (The Postman Always Rings Twice) novel, Mandy Vernick is 16, sassy, too wise for her years, obsessed with finding her real father. Abused by her mother's truck-driver boyfriend, Mandy escapes on a bus to Baltimore, where she calls the man she thinks is her father and receives a cool brushoff. She spends the night in a motel with another teenage stray, Rick, and the pair become involved in a bank robbery with two hoodlums who get shot and leave Mandy and Rick holding the bagliterallyof money. Nobody's on to them, and Mandy spends some of the money on a new mink coat in which to confront her father. When Rick leaves and Mandy's mother, Sally, now married to an old friend, tracks her down, there's a shoot-out that changes everything and reveals the identity of her true father, with safe harbor at last for Mandy. The plot is strained with improbabilities, but marked with Cain's tough-guy touch and timing.

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Hardback Editions

October 1985 : USA Hardback

Title: Enchanted Isle
Author(s): James M Cain
ISBN: 0-89296-143-0 / 978-0-89296-143-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Pr
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Paperback Editions

July 1986 : USA Paperback

Title: Enchanted Isle
Author(s): James M Cain
ISBN: 0-445-40249-0 / 978-0-445-40249-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Popular Library
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Audio Editions

March 1990 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Enchanted Isle/Audio Cassettes
Author(s): James Cain, Amanda Plummer
ISBN: 1-55994-071-9 / 978-1-55994-071-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

June 2014 : UK Kindle edition

Title: The Enchanted Isle
Author(s): James M Cain
Availability: Amazon UK