Smiley, Jane - Good Faith
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Joe Stratford, who sells nice houses in a beautiful place, and whose not very amicable divorce is over, is ready for his life to begin again. It is 1982 and temptation is everywhere. And, as Marcus Burns (Joe's new friend from New York)says, the old rules are ready to be broken. Marcus should know: he's just quit his job at the IRS. But are his ideas about how to get rich - really rich - too big and risky? And what about the real-estate development at Salt Key Farm: why is the local Savings and Loan so eager to lend them money for its asking price? And there's Felicity - the daughter of Joe's business partner - who has finally confessed how fond she is of Joe. But is this winning, free-spirited (already married) woman really the one he's been waiting for?
Good Faith is an extraordinary story about ordinary people caught up in an exotic 1980 version of the American Dream - as greed and financial game-playing of the highest and newest order explode on Main Street. By turns poignant, insightful, and outrageous, it is Jane Smiley at her funniest and most slyly astute.