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Good Faith by Jane Smiley

In 1982, Joey Stratford is an honest and ethical real estate man who makes a modest living by keeping his clients happy. While Joey lives modestly, his partner Gordon lives a lavish life on the edge of bankruptcy with tax problems. Divorced, lonely, and restless, Joey's world changes when an ex-IRS man turned investment advisor named Marcus Burns comes to town. Marcus makes Gordon's tax problems go away and seduces Joey with his smooth and comforting ways. He sells them on a real estate venture that will make them all billions, not millions. Jane Smiley (Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres) delivers a novel that skewers the greed of the 80s with her story of an everyman seduced by an unattainable dream. The Christian Science Monitor review says of Good Faith, "Smiley has invested her best talent in this work, and you can buy it in good faith."
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