The Shiva

byMichael Tregebov

Paperback | July 26, 2012

The Shiva by Michael Tregebov
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Failures in business and marriage tip poor Mooney into a spell in a psychiatric ward. But he has the great fortune of befriending an Indian seer, one of his pals from the casino where Mooney hangs out, who promises to put Mooney's life back together. Dennis is no ordinary Indian seer. For one thing, he's a rez Indian, from right around Winnipeg, just like Mooney. For another, he's a stock picker, and what he sees coming, in the spring of 2008, is the sub-prime mortgage meltdown. So he puts together a consortium of himself, Mooney, and a bunch of Mooney's pals from the world of North End Winnipeg, to pool their savings in a short-selling scheme to cash in on the coming crash. But the so-called "Eisenteeth syndicate" isn't just betting against the market. Mooney and his pals are betting against Mooney's brother Dave: crude, ignorant, maddeningly successful, whose oafish touch turns every business venture into gold. Did we mention their mother has something to say about all this? Like Michael Tregebov's debut novel, The Briss, which was a finalist for the Commonwealth First Novel Award (Canada-Caribbean Region), The Shiva is a fast-paced character-driven novel.
Born in Winnipeg, Michael Tregebov obtained his BA in English from the University of Manitoba and his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. During that time, he published a book of poems, Changehouse. From 1982 to 1989, he taught American Literature and Translation at the American Institute in Barcelona, and ...
Title:The ShivaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:272 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.55 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.55 inPublished:July 26, 2012Publisher:NEW STAR BOOKSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554200636

ISBN - 13:9781554200634

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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