The Franchiser

The Franchiser : A Novel

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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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  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 25.4mm | 430.91g
  • Dalkey Archive Press
  • Normal, IL, United States
  • English
  • Dalkey Archive
  • 1564783057
  • 9781564783059
  • 564,630

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The Franchiser has what few novels have any more: the ability to astonish and delight and a totally conscious hero who proves that the unaudited life is not worth living.
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