An unlikely, utterly beguiling love story, by the author of the highly praised Small Claims. Gloria is a modern-day "snake-oil" saleswoman, a quixotic entrepreneur who sells everything from metal detectors to aphrodisiac perfumes but whose real stock in trade is hope. She and her teenage daughter, Kim, move from town to town, until Kim falls in love with a widower 30 years her senior.
Used availability for Jill Ciment's The Law of Falling Bodies
March 1993 : USA Hardback
May 2015 : USA Paperback