The Financial Lives of the Poets: A Novel

The Financial Lives of the Poets: A Novel

by Jess Walter
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The Financial Lives of the Poets: A Novel by Jess Walter

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061965913
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/22/2009
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 311,031
File size: 703 KB

About the Author

Jess Walter is the author of six novels, including the bestsellers Beautiful Ruins and The Financial Lives of the Poets, the National Book Award finalist The Zero, and Citizen Vince, the winner of the Edgar Award for best novel. His short fiction has appeared in Harper's, McSweeney's, and Playboy, as well as The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. He lives in his hometown of Spokane, Washington.

Hometown:

Spokane, Washington

Date of Birth:

July 20, 1965

Place of Birth:

Spokane, Washington

Education:

B.A., Eastern Washington University, 1987

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The Financial Lives of the Poets 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 reviews.
iPodReader More than 1 year ago
An amusing tale of a man who makes a series of bad decisions and the reader can almost understand why. The topics are serious and timely but told with such humor you can't really be dragged down. I recommend it.
NoToleranceForFools More than 1 year ago
I was hooked by page 3. A current novel set amongst the wreckage of the recent financial meltdown, it touches on romance, drugs, deceit, the American Dream, redemption, and a bit of clever poetry. It's a quick, funny read that I shared with my 18 yr old daughter, who laughed in all the same places I did. Wonderful comic imagery, captivating writing. Can't wait to read his other books.
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Really good. The title may throw you off but this was a clever, sometimes funny book about a serious and currently relevant topic. Give this one a try.
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judynook More than 1 year ago
light, enjoyable, funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book. Its entertaining and creative. I would read it again.
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DrinkingWhiskey More than 1 year ago
great opener, but it did seem to get a bit tired. Ironically, I just read a similar book of the same theme. I guess it's the time for these stories to come out. #9.99boycott
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