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The financial lives of the poets

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.</ Includes an excerpt from Jess Walter's <Beautiful Ruins</.</

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  • "Matt Prior is losing his job, his wife, and his house, and he's about to lose his mind--until he discovers a way that he might possibly be able to save it all"
  • "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.</ Includes an excerpt from Jess Walter's <Beautiful Ruins</.</"@en
  • "Financial journalist Matthew Prior quit his job to set up a website which couldn't fail. Only now he's woken up to the biggest crisis since the Great Crash, and it has. He's got six days to save his house. It's hard to focus when you think your wife's having an online affair with her childhood sweetheart, but there are the children to think about ...So when he gets hold of some high-grade dope and finds he can sell a piece on at a profit, he begins to think that this might be his salvation."
  • "Matt Prior is losing his job, his wife, and his house, and he's about to lose his mind--until he discovers a way that he might possibly be able to save it all."
  • "Matt Prior is losing his job, his wife, and his house, and he's about to lose his mind--until he discovers a way that he might possibly be able to save it all."@en

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  • "Humorous stories"
  • "Domestic fiction"
  • "Humorous fiction"
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  • "The financial lives of the poets : a novel"
  • "The financial lives of the poets a novel"