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Good Faith - Jane Smiley

Paperback Published: 25th March 2004
ISBN: 9780571218554
Number Of Pages: 480

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Joe Stratford, who sells nice houses in a beautiful place, and whose not very amicable divorce is over, is ready for his life to begin again. It is 1982, morning in America, and temptation is everywhere. And, as Marcus Burns (Joe's new friend from New York) says, the old rules are ready to be broken. Marcus should know: he's just quit his job with the tax man. But are his ideas about how to get rich - really rich via a local real estate development - too big and risky for Joe? And there's Felicity - the daughter of Joe's business partner. But, Joe wonders, is this winning, free-spirited (already married) woman really the one he's been waiting for?

"Smashing. . . . Fascinating. . . . Extremely subtle and nuanced. . . . [It has the] power to beguile and enthrall." --"The New York Times Book Review
""There seems to be nothing Smiley can't write about fabulously well; her insights startle, dazzle." --"San Francisco Chronicle
"An irresistible novel of bad manners, a meditation on love and money that Jane Austen might have enjoyed, if she could have handled the sex." --"Time
""Everything about Good Faith is in perfect move-in condition. . . . [It] displays all the remarkable attention to detail that's the hallmark of Smiley's work. . . . Smiley has invested her best talent in this work, and you can buy it in good faith." --"The Christian Science Monitor
""A vindication of the traditional American novel. . . . It depicts its disquiet by means of rich, seamless prose, scenic immediacy and tight plotting. It's a true winner." --"St. Louis Post-Dispatch
""Only a writer of consummate craftsmanship and sc

ISBN: 9780571218554
ISBN-10: 0571218555
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 25th March 2004
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.7  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1

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