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ISBN10: 0679723218 ISBN13: 9780679723219 Publisher: Vintage Books Published: May 1 1989 Weight: 0.55lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
In Mildred Pierce, noir master James M. Cain creates a novel of acute social observation and devasting emotional violence, with a heroine whose ambitions and sufferings are never less than recognizable.Mildred Pierce had gorgeous legs, a way with a skillet, and a bone-deep core of toughness. She used those attributes to survive a divorce and poverty and to claw her way out of the lower middle class. But Mildred also had two weaknesses: a yen for shiftless men, and an unreasoning devotion to a monstrous daughter.