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Smiley, Jane:

Good Faith - hardcover

2003, ISBN: 9780375412172

ID: 199572530

Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 2003. Stated First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 2003. Stated First Edition. Very Good/Very Good. Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 2003. Stated First Edition. Very Good/Very Good. Opening a Jane Smiley novel is like slipping into a warm bath. Here are people we know, places where we grew up. But the comforting, unassuming tone of her work allows Smiley incredible latitude as a writer, and her books are full of surprises. Good Faith, a novel about greed and self-delusion set in the economic boom of the early 1980s, is no exception. Joe Stratford is an amiable, divorced real estate agent in an unspoiled small town called Rollins Hills. He takes it in stride when a married female friend pursues a love affair with him; he is more suspicious when a high-rolling newcomer named Marcus Burns begins to influence the business affairs of the men closest to Joe. Nevertheless, the promise of easy riches draws Joe into one of Burns's real estate development schemes, and then, ominously, into gold trading. The steps by which a nice guy can be lured into betraying his principles are delineated so sharply in Good Faith that you wonder how Joe cannot see them. Although he never quite manages to understand what has happened to him, he's granted a moment of grace at the close of the novel, a second chance that has nothing to do with money, ambition, or the tarnished American Dream. Since we live with the legacy of the self-serving 1980s, Smiley's novel seems as timely as if it were set in the present. Penetrating, readable fiction by one of our best writers and social critics. --Regina Marler Product Description: Jane Smiley brings her extraordinary gifts-comic timing, empathy, emotional wisdom, an ability to deliver slyly on big themes and capture the American spirit-to the seductive, wishful, wistful world of real estate, in which the sport of choice is the mind game. Her funny and moving new novel is about what happens when the American Dream morphs into a seven-figure American Fantasy. Joe Stratford is someone you like at once. He makes an honest living helping nice people buy and sell nice houses. His not-very-amicable divorce is finally settled, and he's ready to begin again. It's 1982. He is pretty happy, pretty satisfied. But a different era has dawned; Joe's new friend, Marcus Burns from New York, seems to be suggesting that the old rules are ready to be repealed, that now is the time you can get rich quick. Really rich. And Marcus not only knows that everyone is going to get rich, he knows how. Because Marcus just quit a job with the IRS. But is Joe ready for the kind of success Marcus promises he can deliver? And what's the real scoop on Salt Key Farm? Is this really the development opportunity of a lifetime? And then there's Felicity Ornquist, the lovely, feisty, winning (and married) daughter of Joe's mentor and business partner. She has finally owned up to her feelings for Joe: she's just been waiting for him to be available. The question Joe asks himself, over and over, is, Does he have the gumption? Does he have the smarts and the imagination and the staying power to pay attention-to Marcus and to Felicity-and reap the rewards? Good Faith captures the seductions and illusions that can seize America during our periodic golden ages (every Main Street an El Dorado). To follow Joe as he does deals and is dealt with in this newly liberated world of anything goes is a roller-coaster ride through the fun park of the 1980s. It is Jane Smiley in top form. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. <br/><br/> <br/><br/>, Alfred a Knopf Inc, 2003

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2003, ISBN: 0375412174

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[EAN: 9780375412172], Gebraucht, wie neu, [PU: Alfred a Knopf Inc, Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.], FICTION PSYCHOLOGICAL REAL ESTATE AGENTS DIVORCED MEN, Fiction|Humorous, Fiction|Psychological, Jacket, 417 Pages. Dust jacket price $26.00 is unclipped. Jane Smiley brings her extraordinary gifts --- comic timing, empathy, emotional wisdom, an ability to deliver slyly on big themes and capture the American spirit --- to the seductive, wishful, wistful world of real estate, in which the sport of choice is the mind game. Her funny and moving new novel is about what happens when the American Dream morphs into a seven-figure American Fantasy. Joe Stratford is an amiable, divorced real estate agent in an unspoiled small town called Rollins Hills. He takes it in stride when a married female friend pursues a love affair with him; he is more suspicious when a high-rolling newcomer named Marcus Burns begins to influence the business affairs of the men closest to Joe. Nevertheless, the promise of easy riches draws Joe into one of Burns's real estate development schemes, and then, ominously, into gold trading. The steps by which a nice guy can be lured into betraying his principles are delineated so sharply in Good Faith that you wonder how Joe cannot see them. Although he never quite manages to understand what has happened to him, he's granted a moment of grace at the close of the novel, a second chance that has nothing to do with money, ambition, or the tarnished American Dream. Since we live with the legacy of the self-serving 1980s, Smiley's novel seems as timely as if it were set in the present. Joe Stratford is someone you like at once. He makes an honest living helping nice people buy and sell nice houses. His not-very-amicable divorce is finally settled, and he's ready to begin again. It's 1982. He is pretty happy, pretty satisfied. But a different era has dawned; Joe's new friend, Marcus Burns from New York, seems to be suggesting that the old rules are ready to be repealed, that now is the time you can get rich quick. Really rich. And Marcus not only knows that everyone is going to get rich, he knows how. Because Marcus just quit a job with the IRS. But is Joe ready for the kind of success Marcus promises he can deliver? And what's the real scoop on Salt Key Farm? Is this really the development opportunity of a lifetime? And then there's Felicity Ornquist, the lovely, feisty, winning (and married) daughter of Joe's mentor and business partner. She has finally owned up to her feelings for Joe: she's just been waiting for him to be available. The question Joe asks himself, over and over, is, Does he have the gumption? Does he have the smarts and the imagination and the staying power to pay attention-to Marcus and to Felicity-and reap the rewards? Good Faith captures the seductions and illusions that can seize America during our periodic golden ages (every Main Street an El Dorado). To follow Joe as he does deals and is dealt with in this newly liberated world of anything goes is a roller-coaster ride through the fun park of the 1980s. It is Jane Smiley in top form. Size: 6 1/2" X 9 1/2"

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Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 2003. 417 Pages. Dust jacket price $26.00 is unclipped. Jane Smiley brings her extraordinary gifts --- comic timing, empathy, emotional wisdom, an ability to deliver slyly on big themes and capture the American spirit --- to the seductive, wishful, wistful world of real estate, in which the sport of choice is the mind game. Her funny and moving new novel is about what happens when the American Dream morphs into a seven-figure American Fantasy. Joe Stratford is an amiable, divorced real estate agent in an unspoiled small town called Rollins Hills. He takes it in stride when a married female friend pursues a love affair with him; he is more suspicious when a high-rolling newcomer named Marcus Burns begins to influence the business affairs of the men closest to Joe. Nevertheless, the promise of easy riches draws Joe into one of Burns's real estate development schemes, and then, ominously, into gold trading. The steps by which a nice guy can be lured into betraying his principles are delineated so sharply in Good Faith that you wonder how Joe cannot see them. Although he never quite manages to understand what has happened to him, he's granted a moment of grace at the close of the novel, a second chance that has nothing to do with money, ambition, or the tarnished American Dream. Since we live with the legacy of the self-serving 1980s, Smiley's novel seems as timely as if it were set in the present. Joe Stratford is someone you like at once. He makes an honest living helping nice people buy and sell nice houses. His not-very-amicable divorce is finally settled, and he's ready to begin again. It's 1982. He is pretty happy, pretty satisfied. But a different era has dawned; Joe's new friend, Marcus Burns from New York, seems to be suggesting that the old rules are ready to be repealed, that now is the time you can get rich quick. Really rich. And Marcus not only knows that everyone is going to get rich, he knows how. Because Marcus just quit a job with the IRS. But is Joe ready for the kind of success Marcus promises he can deliver? And what's the real scoop on Salt Key Farm? Is this really the development opportunity of a lifetime? And then there's Felicity Ornquist, the lovely, feisty, winning (and married) daughter of Joe's mentor and business partner. She has finally owned up to her feelings for Joe: she's just been waiting for him to be available. The question Joe asks himself, over and over, is, Does he have the gumption? Does he have the smarts and the imagination and the staying power to pay attention-to Marcus and to Felicity-and reap the rewards? Good Faith captures the seductions and illusions that can seize America during our periodic golden ages (every Main Street an El Dorado). To follow Joe as he does deals and is dealt with in this newly liberated world of anything goes is a roller-coaster ride through the fun park of the 1980s. It is Jane Smiley in top form.. First Edition Stated. Hard Back. As New/Near Fine. 6 1/2" X 9 1/2"., Alfred a Knopf Inc, 2003

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Alfred A Knopf Inc, 2003 Like-new copy. Appears unread. Stated First Edition. NO writing, marks or tears. Tight spine, bright pages. NO remainder marks or price clippings. The New York Times As she's done in so many of her earlier novels, Ms. Smiley conjures up her characters' daily routines with uncommon skill, delineating the tidal flow of desire, disappointment and wishful thinking that informs their domestic and business lives. She shows us Joe's relationships with his picky, demanding clients his hopes for a sale sometimes skidding into irritation, sometimes snowballing into a run of good luck and she shows us the unexpected evolution of his romance with Felicity, as sex turns to love and love to frustration. Michiku Kakutani Biography Jane Smiley's power as a writer lies in her ability to evoke her chosen milieu, no matter how far-flung. The Pulitzer winner is able to vary her settings -- from 14th-century Greenland to a modern-day college campus -- as well as her tone, never missing a beat.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Alfred A Knopf Inc, 2003

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[EAN: 9780375412172], Fine, [PU: Alfred A Knopf Inc], JANE SMILEY GOOD FAITH, Fiction|Humorous, Fiction|Psychological, Jacket, Like-new copy. Appears unread. Stated First Edition. NO writing, marks or tears. Tight spine, bright pages. NO remainder marks or price clippings. The New York Times As she's done in so many of her earlier novels, Ms. Smiley conjures up her characters' daily routines with uncommon skill, delineating the tidal flow of desire, disappointment and wishful thinking that informs their domestic and business lives. She shows us Joe's relationships with his picky, demanding clients his hopes for a sale sometimes skidding into irritation, sometimes snowballing into a run of good luck and she shows us the unexpected evolution of his romance with Felicity, as sex turns to love and love to frustration. Michiku Kakutani Biography Jane Smiley's power as a writer lies in her ability to evoke her chosen milieu, no matter how far-flung. The Pulitzer winner is able to vary her settings -- from 14th-century Greenland to a modern-day college campus -- as well as her tone, never missing a beat.

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Good Faith (Smiley, Jane)
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Jane Smiley

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Good Faith (Smiley, Jane)

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0375412174

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780375412172
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0375412174
Hardcover
Publishing year: 2003
Publisher: Knopf

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ISBN/EAN: 0375412174

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