Bread upon the Waters by Irwin Shaw

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With one act of kindness, the fate of a New York City family is forever altered— not, perhaps, for the better
The Strands are a happy family, save for the occasional financial struggle. Allen, the father, has a decent job as a schoolteacher, a lovely wife, and smart, ambitious, and compassionate children. When Allen’s daughter witnesses a mugging, she takes the victim back to the Strand home for help and a warm meal. The Strands have no clue that the man they are helping is Russell Hazen, a powerful and wealthy Wall Street lawyer. In his gratitude, Hazen offers gifts, vacations, networking opportunities—even plastic surgery. But with each reward comes baggage, and soon the Strands begin to lose sight of what matters most in life. Bread Upon the Waters is a masterful story about the way lives interconnect, and how every good deed, no matter how selfless, comes with a price. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Irwin Shaw including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

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Irwin Shaw (1913-1984) grew up in New York City and graduated from Brooklyn College in 1934. He is the playwright of "Bury the Dead," and the author of twelve novels, among them "Rich Man," "Poor Man," "The Troubled Air," "Nightwork," "Acceptable Losses," "Evening in Byzantium" and "The Young Lions," the last published by the University of Chicago Press.
Published April 16, 2013 by Open Road Media. 438 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Horror. Fiction

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