Author(s): James M. Cain
MILDRED PIERCE is the story of a determined and ambitious woman who, after her feckless husband abandons her, builds a successful business through hard work and sacrifice in order 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.
A classic American novel, published to tie-in with a major new SKY series starring Kate Winslet.
'Forget the Kate Winslet television adaptation, this is the real deal, a hothouse of suppressed emotions, jealousy, sexual tension, and rage told in elegant prose.' - CATHOLIC HERALD
James M. Cain was born in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1892. Having served in the US Army in World War I, he became a journalist in Baltimore and New York in the 1920s. He later worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood. Cain died in 1977.