9780385721059

Good Faith

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ISBN 10: 0385721056 / 0-385-72105-6
ISBN 13: 9780385721059
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:
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.


Review:
"Smiley nails the Greed Decade with her trademark precision and philosophical bite....Blunt and bold: the work of one of America's best writers."

Kirkus, 01/01/2003

Review:
"Smiley has a famous affection for Dickens, and this is her first novel to be published since her short biography of Dickens appeared last year. Like Dickens, she has the rare ability to split the difference between emotional 'interiority' and social 'expertise.' So it's curious that GOOD FAITH itself attempts no such compromise: If Smiley's two preoccupations are waging an ongoing battle in her head, then social context has won the latest round in a rout. What results is a solid, smart, keen-eyed novel that nonetheless lacks some of the strengths readers associate most closely with Jane Smiley....Smiley's gifts have always been as much intellectual as emotional. At her best she has a Zenlike understanding of human motivation and its paradoxes....And she does not flinch when the dramatic situation she has written herself into calls for a socio-economic exegesis--even political exegesis--rather than empathy. This is the way a good journalist's intelligence works, or a good historian's, and it is the kind of intelligence that forms the backbone of Good Faith."

Christopher Caldwell, Slate, 05/06/2003

 

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