Pac Heights

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It is 1999 in San Francisco. The dot.com boom is in full swing, and it seems as though every twenty-something has become an instant millionaire-except our narrator, who has just arrived from the Midwest without a job. Confronted with the chilling prospect of missing out on the greatest cash grab of the twentieth century, he enlists with a temp agency. That's when things start getting strange.

Mistaken by the agency for an urbane homosexual instead of the ex-frat boy he really ...

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Overview

It is 1999 in San Francisco. The dot.com boom is in full swing, and it seems as though every twenty-something has become an instant millionaire-except our narrator, who has just arrived from the Midwest without a job. Confronted with the chilling prospect of missing out on the greatest cash grab of the twentieth century, he enlists with a temp agency. That's when things start getting strange.

Mistaken by the agency for an urbane homosexual instead of the ex-frat boy he really is, he is assigned to a fully-staffed mansion in the Pacific Heights neighborhood. His new boss? Definitely not the old matron he was expecting.

Bailey Phelan is the gorgeous, thirty-year-old wife of an aging billionaire, and her penchant for Prada, recreational drugs, and foreign boyfriends quickly has the narrator running in circles trying to keep her exorbitant spending and romantic misadventures under wraps. But despite all the glitz, what she might need most is a friend.

As the narrator get sucked deeper into the mansion milieu-oversexed nannies, a lovelorn gay chef, the obsessive head housekeeper, the bilious billionaire himself-he's faced with the unavoidable question: will the six-figure salary and over-the-top lifestyle of the rich and infamous corrupt him -- or will he cut and run with his soul intact?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781480801172
  • Publisher: Archway
  • Publication date: 6/14/2013
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.68 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    A really entertaining and insightful look into the type of lifes

    A really entertaining and insightful look into the type of lifestyle many of us have dreamed about achieving.  There is nothing terrible, insulting, or hideous about it...unless maybe it hits a little too close to home.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2013

    I can't remember the last time I finished a book in one night! S

    I can't remember the last time I finished a book in one night! Started reading after dinner thinking I would get a few chapters in, and next thing I know it's 3am and I reading the last sentence. I loved the characters and all the stuff about San Francisco during the boom times, and the way the narrator makes fun of himself is pretty cool. I've never been to San Francisco, but I feel like I know the city now. I want to go to the Trad'r Sam! Here's to Scorpion Bowls!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    I am getting a real kick out of this book, recommended to me by

    I am getting a real kick out of this book, recommended to me by a friend as a good summer read.  It's light-going, funny, and oh, so hideous how these people live.  Really fun!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    I had a great time with this one. Finished it in two sitting

    I had a great time with this one. Finished it in two sittings. I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope we will hear more from Mr. Giese soon.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    Never mind the main story of how a young man gets sucked into th

    Never mind the main story of how a young man gets sucked into the world of the ultra-wealthy in the Pac Heights (which is a great story), this is just a really good San Francisco novel. The author describes the city so lovingly and with such detail that you can almost use it as a travel guide. I had a great time reading it and recalling all the fantastic times I had in SF. Most of the bars he uses for locations are still there!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    The chef character absolutely cracked me up. I kept wanting the

    The chef character absolutely cracked me up. I kept wanting the narrator to eat more, so we could get more quips from Frank. I also totally related to the idea of people with lots of money always being "right" just because they are rich. It's so strange how money gets into our heads that way. The author did a great job of capturing that dynamic.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2014

    "5 Stars! This book is highly recommended. Perez-Giese has

    "5 Stars! This book is highly recommended. Perez-Giese has managed to perfectly balance sinful, razor sharp and hilarious all at the same time, without slipping into satire. Fans of serious fiction who sometimes crave more provocative and humorous fare will love this book, as it truly offers the best of both worlds. Those who have always secretly wanted to see inside the wild lives of the modern uber-wealthy will be entranced. Those who are squeamish regarding extravagance may wish to stay away. Bottom line: Innovative, quirky and brilliant. A guilty pleasure that somehow still managed to be literary." Underground Book Reviews -- Jan 13, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    Timely and Entertaining Great characters, solid dialogue and a

    Timely and Entertaining

    Great characters, solid dialogue and a fun look at how money affects social dynamics, not only up in the rarefied air of the Pacific Heights, but also down in the technology trenches.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    Terrible. Insulting. Hideous. No words, truly, can describe it.

    Terrible. Insulting. Hideous. No words, truly, can describe it.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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