Good Faith

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Author(s): Jane Smiley
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Product Number: C1988
Released: Apr 23, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402544378
Narrator/s: Richard Poe
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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 it's 1982, and even in Joe'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 friends-and partners in an investment venture so complex that no one may ever understand it. Add to this Joe's roller coaster affair with his mentor's married daughter. The result is as suspenseful and entertaining as any of Jane Smiley's fiction

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Good Faith
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Product Number:C1988
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Author(s): Jane Smiley
Narrator(s): Richard Poe
Product Number Z00730
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449885274
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Author(s): Jane Smiley
Product Number EB00149133
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: #9781400040650

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"Capitalism, yuppies, and the S&L scandals of the '80s are fodder for Jane Smiley's ninth novel. Here, she deals with the self-involved, self-justifying, get-rich-quick schemes of the period. Joe Stratford, a divorced nice-guy realtor, yields to every temptation. First, he begins an affair with Felicity, a married woman who is also his boss's daughter. Then Marcus, a stranger with impressive credentials, comes to town, and Joe gets involved in a scheme promising high yield for low investment--a temptation that's too good to be true--which, of course, backfires. Richard Poe's narration of Smiley's morality play will keep listeners entertained. Smiley, a consummate craftsperson, makes the listener aware that this is good writing at the same time that Poe's impeccable performance allows the writing to disappear. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"