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Mildred Pierce

Mildred Pierce

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Written by James M. CainAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by James M. Cain

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: May 14, 1989
  • Price: $14.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-72321-9 (0-679-72321-8)
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Mildred Pierce (1941)

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.

Out of these elements, Cain creates a novel of acute social observation and devastating emotional violence, with a heroine whose ambitions and sufferings are never less than recognizable.