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An "absorbing and memorable novel" (Tom Perrotta, author of Little Children) set in the world of corporate intrigue, about a woman who must choose between her dream job and everything else - her savings, her reputation, and an unexpected chance at love.

From award-winning author Frederick Dillen, an inspiring and deeply moving novel about the power of second chances

As a corporate "undertaker" for a mergers and acquisitions firm in New York, Carol MacLean travels from factory to factory, firing blue-collar workers who remind her of her father and the kids she grew up with. She hates her job. But Carol has been biding her time: her boss has promised that one day, after she has paid her dues, Carol will get to run a company instead of having to bury it.

On what is supposed to be her last assignment, Carol travels up the coast of Massachusetts to a desperate fishing town where the late lobster and day boats cluster around the inner harbor, the blue steeples of the Portuguese church stand tall on the horizon, and the last remaining fish processing plant is in its death throes. That's when she learns that she's about to be fired.

To save the town and herself, Carol becomes determined to rescue the factory she's under orders to shut down. With the help of the townspeople and a roughly charming local fisherman, and by the force of her own resolve, Carol throws herself into transforming the company - but is soon faced with increasingly difficult decisions. Must she choose between the job she has always wanted and everything else?

Beauty explores the ways in which one woman will risk everything - her savings, her reputation, and even a chance at love - in pursuit of her dream.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: Beauty: A Novel
Author(s): Frederick Dillen
ISBN: 1-4767-1692-7 / 978-1-4767-1692-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Audio Editions

March 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: Beauty
Author(s): Frederick G Dillen
ISBN: 1-4829-6441-4 / 978-1-4829-6441-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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March 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: Beauty: A Novel
Author(s): Frederick G Dillen
ISBN: 1-4829-6443-0 / 978-1-4829-6443-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

March 2014 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Beauty: A Novel
Author(s): Frederick G Dillen
ISBN: 1-4829-6442-2 / 978-1-4829-6442-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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