'Perhaps my fate was sealed when I sold my three-year-old sister . . .' And so began Amy Dickerson's lifelong fascination with the art and exhilaration of the sale.
Ambitious, winsome, and ceaselessly charismatic, Amy is the star employee of an auction house catering to the shopping pheromones of the rich and powerful. She turns the pitch into her creative art, using her abundant talents; wit, charm, knowledge, and above all an outstanding ability to read people and intuit their deepest desires.
Her customers are intoxicated with love for the objects that define them and thrilled by the act of making them their own. And sometimes, such as when a mysterious man locks eyes with her as she give "fair warning" before sounding the auction gavel, that object is Amy herself.
From one of the most versatile and highly acclaimed writers of fiction, 'Fair Warning' is a sweeping, fast-moving and alluringly intimate meditation on the possibility of love in a world where everyone must own or be owned.
Winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.