Ben Flesh is one of the men "who made America look like America, who made America famous." He collects franchises, traveling from state to state, acquiring the brand-name establishments that shape the American landscape. But both the nation and Ben are running out of energy. As blackouts roll through the West, Ben struggles with the onset of multiple sclerosis, and the growing realization that his lifetime quest to buy a name for himself has ultimately failed.
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September 2001 : USA Paperback
November 1980 : USA Paperback
January 1976 : USA Paperback
September 2016 : MP3 CD
November 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Franchiser
Author(s): Stanley Elkin
Publisher: Audible Studios
October 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition