The Financial Lives Of The Poets: A Novel

The Financial Lives Of The Poets: A Novel

Paperback | September 7, 2010

byJess Walter

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The Financial Lives of the Poets is a comic and heartfelt novel from National Book Award nominee Jess Walter, author of Citizen Vince and The Zero, about how we get to the edge of ruin—and how we begin to make our way back.

Walter tells the story of Matt Prior, who’s losing his job, his wife, his house, and his mind—until, all of a sudden, he discovers a way that he might just possibly be able to save it all . . . and have a pretty damn great time doing it.

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The Financial Lives of the Poets is a comic and heartfelt novel from National Book Award nominee Jess Walter, author of Citizen Vince and The Zero, about how we get to the edge of ruin—and how we begin to make our way back.Walter tells the story of Matt Prior, who’s losing his job, his wife, his house, and his mind—until, all of a sudd...

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What happens when small-time reporter Matthew Prior quits his job to gamble everything on a quixotic notion: a Web site devoted to financial journalism in the form of blank verse?Before long, he wakes up to find himself jobless, hobbled with debt, spying on his wife's online flirtation, and six days away from losing his home. . . . Unt...

Jess Walter is the author of six novels, including the bestsellersBeautiful RuinsandThe Financial Lives of the Poets, the National Book Award finalistThe Zero, andCitizen Vince, the winner of the Edgar Award for best novel. His short fiction has appeared inHarper's,McSweeney's, andPlayboy, as well asThe Best American Short StoriesandTh...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:September 7, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061916056

ISBN - 13:9780061916052

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“One of the best American writers working today.…It’s a testament to this author’s genius that I could not stop laughing even as he drives home some necessary truths. Walter has written a profound, and profoundly funny, book; this may well be the classic novel of our post-boom era.”