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Mildred Pierce

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781409132394

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 9th September 2010

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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‘Cain was not just a great hard-boiled novelist but a great novelist, period … To read MILDRED PIERCE now is to experience a double vision, in which we confront both how much and how little things have changed’ LA TIMES

‘Vivid, gritty, real…this is crime writing at its very best’ MY WEEKLY

Mildred Pierce is the story of a determined and ambitious woman who, after her feckless husband abandons her, by hard work and sacrifice builds a successful business to ensure the future of her pampered and selfish daughter. But she isn’t prepared for the intrigues and devastating betrayals of those closest to her. This is James M. Cain’s most substantial novel and a classic of the Depression years.

Reviews

Vivid, gritty, real...this is crime writing at its very best
MY WEEKLY
Cain has established a formidable reputation of furious pace, harsh and masterful realism, tough, raw speech right out of the mouths of the people
SATURDAY REVIEW
It is no accident that that movies based on three (of Cain's novels) helped to define the genre known as film noir
NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF BOOKS
After Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler Cain is the writer most often credited with defining the "hard-boiled", the tough-talking, fast-moving urban stories of violence, sex and money that characterised so much popular film and fiction in America during the 1930s and 40s
GUARDIAN
Cain was not just a great hard-boiled novelist but a great novelist, period ... To read MILDRED PIERCE now is to experience a double vision, in which we confront both how much and how little things have changed.
LA TIMES