Re: RARA-AVIS: Love's Lovely Counterfeit

From: Paul Sowle (
Date: 25 Jan 2002

It's a short novel. You can find it in the paperback collection Three By Cain, which also includes Serenade and The Butterfly. You should be able to find this online for $6-8.

I haven't yet read LLC, but it wouldn't surprise me at all if it was an influence on Miller's Crossing. In the interview book My First Movie, they mention "we were both interested in and had read a lot of pulp fiction like Cain and Hammett-and Cain especially..." Of course, this is in reference to Blood Simple.

To me, The Man Who Wasn't There is almost like Lolita as written by Cain.

--- Carrie Pruett <> wrote:
> >Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 06:13:01 GMT
> >From: (Ian Galbraith)
> >Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Glass Key/Miller's Crossing
> >
> >On Wed, 23 Jan 2002 17:44:41 , Carrie Pruett wrote:
> >
> >:so Miller's Crossing derives both from the Glass
> Key and from Red Harvest?
> Any other source material I
> >:should be familiar with before I watch the flick
> again?
> >
> >IIRC it also has elements of Loves Lovely
> Counterfeit by James M Cain.
> >
> Is this a story or a novel, and if it's a story
> where can I find it?
> Carrie

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