In Mildred Pierce, noir master James M. Cain creates a novel of acute social observation and devasting 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.
- Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard; Reissue edition (May 14, 1989)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0679723218
- ISBN-13 : 978-0679723219
- Item Weight : 9.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.2 x 0.7 x 8 inches