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In Mildred Pierce, noir master James M. Cain creates a novel of acute social observation and devastating 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.

Author: James M. Cain
Publisher: Vintage Crime / Black Lizard
Pages: 304pp
Size: 5.25 x 8
Notes: paperback
Release Date: May 14, 1989
ISBN: 978-0679723219