The Franchiser

Lannan Selections
Stanley Elkin
Foreword by William H. Gass

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.

Read William H. Gass’s 1980 foreword, as reprinted in CONTEXT #9

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Foreword by William H. Gass
Publication: Lannan Selections
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 342
ISBN-13: 9781564783059
GTIN13: 9781564783059
Publication date: 9/1/2001
Language: eng
List price: $13.50