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The financial lives of the poets: a novel 4 editions

Cover of: The financial lives of the poets by Jess Walter
About the Book

Meet Matt Prior. He's about to lose his job, his wife, his house, maybe his mind. Unless . . . In the winning and utterly original novels Citizen Vince and The Zero, Jess Walter ("a ridiculously talented writer"-New York Times) painted an America all his own: a land of real, flawed, and deeply human characters coping with the anxieties of their times. Now, in his warmest, funniest, and best novel yet, Walter offers a story as real as our own lives: a tale of overstretched accounts, misbegotten schemes, and domestic dreams deferred. A few years ago, small-time finance journalist Matthew Prior quit his day job to gamble everything on a quixotic notion: a Web site devoted to financial journalism in the form of blank verse. When his big idea-and his wife's eBay resale business- ends with a whimper (and a garage full of unwanted figurines), they borrow and borrow, whistling past the graveyard of their uncertain dreams. One morning Matt wakes up to find himself jobless, hobbled with debt, spying on his wife's online flirtation, and six days away from losing his home. Is this really how things were supposed to end up for me, he wonders: staying up all night worried, driving to 7-Eleven in the middle of the night to get milk for his boys, and falling in with two local degenerates after they offer him a hit of high-grade marijuana? Or, he thinks, could this be the solution to all my problems? Following Matt in his weeklong quest to save his marriage, his sanity, and his dreams, The Financial Lives of the Poets is a hysterical, heartfelt novel about how we can reach the edge of ruin-and how we can begin to make our way back.

4 editions First published in 2009

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Cover of: The financial lives of the poets
2009, Harper
The financial lives of the poets
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: The Financial Lives of the Poets
2009, HarperCollins
The Financial Lives of the Poets
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: The financial lives of the poets
2009, Harper
The financial lives of the poets
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: The Financial Lives of the Poets
September 14, 2010, Harper Perennial
The Financial Lives of the Poets
Paperback

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