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The author of the beloved novels Gospel and Emma Who Saved My Life, Wilton Barnhardt is a writer of rare and extraordinary talent who has yet to walk the same ground twice. With Show World he offers a contemporary woman's story that will haunt its every reader. Samantha Flint, the figure at the book's center, flees the Midwest for Smith College to shake her past, to invent a future she can live with. There she meets the redoubtable Mimi Mohr; together and apart they move from New York to DC to LA. Yet even as each new city takes them to fresh heights of power and wealth, everything Sam wants seems to elude her--and after a series of lapses, both desperate and careless, she finds her dreams have turned against her.

A work of withering satire and unmatched imagination, Show World is Wilton Barnhardt's clear-eyed estimate of America and what we all want out of her.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 1999 : USA Hardback
Title: Show World
Author(s): Wilton Barnhardt
ISBN: 0-7669-9894-0 / 978-0-7669-9894-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: World Pubns
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June 1998 : USA Hardback
Title: Show World: A Novel
Author(s): Wilton Barnhardt
ISBN: 0-312-18684-3 / 978-0-312-18684-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Show World: A Novel
Author(s): Wilton Barnhardt
ISBN: 1-250-04788-9 / 978-1-250-04788-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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July 1999 : USA Paperback
Title: Show World
Author(s): Wilton Barnhardt
ISBN: 0-312-20810-3 / 978-0-312-20810-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador USA
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Kindle Editions

July 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Show World: A Novel
Author(s): Wilton Barnhardt
Publisher: Picador
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