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, James M. Cain created a novel of acute social observation and devastating emotional violence, with a heroine whose ambitions and sufferings are never less than recognizable.
Cain, James M. (James Mallahan), 1892-1977
New York, N.Y. :, Vintage Books,, , c1989
298 p. ;,21 cm
Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1941
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FICTION CAIN 2011