Evening in Byzantium by Irwin Shaw is a 368-page hardcover published by Delacorte Press, New York. This copy is the third printing of 1973. The dust jacket has light shelf wear but no chips or tears. Inside, the corners are slightly bumped. Inside, the pages are clean and unmarked and the binding is sound.
Jesse Craig is the unforgettable hero of Irwin Shaw's magnificent new novel. A film producer of great quality, he is forty-eight and has reached a crossroads in his life.
He is assailed by mounting pressures: a shattered marriage; two daughters whom he hardly knows; a chic but insistent mistress; and a familiar world disintegrating around him.
He is beset by new demands; the rekindling of old friendships; the revival of his career; the probings of a lovely young reporter.
Responding to her searching questions, he begins a careful reexamination of his past and a searing reassessment of the present. As the two worlds collide and the drama of the novel unfolds, as the action moves back and forth from the dazzling atmosphere of Cannes at carnival to other more simple times in different places, as illusions fade and new possibilities appear, Jesse Craig reacts to the challenge of the future, a splendid and certain man.
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 72-12856