Good Faith

Good Faith

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Greed. Envy. Sex. Property. In her subversively funny and genuinely moving new novel, Jane Smiley nails down several American obsessions with the expertise of a master carpenter. Forthright, likable Joe Stratford is the kind of local businessman everybody trusts, for good reason. But ita€™s 1982, and even in Joea€™s small town, values are in upheaval: not just property values, either. Enter Marcus Burns, a would-be master of the universe whose years with the IRS have taught him which rules are meant to be broken. Before long he and Joe are new best friendsa€”and partners in an investment venture so complex that no one may ever understand it. Add to this Joea€™s roller coaster affair with his mentora€™s married daughter. The result is as suspenseful and entertaining as any of Jane Smileya€™s fiction.She had hair from the 1960s, ski pants, and rubber boots, the sort you never saw anymore, that were made for wearing ... a€œIt says right in your operating license that you have to a#39;oversee your equipment and make sure it is in good repair, a#39;a€ saidanbsp;...

Title:Good Faith
Author:Jane Smiley
Publisher:Anchor - 2003-04-22


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