The Financial Lives of the Poets

A Novel

    • 4.1 • 86 Ratings
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Publisher Description

“Darkly funny, surprisingly tender . . . witheringly dead-on.” — Los Angeles Times

Named one of the year’s best novels by: Time • Salon.com • Los Angeles Times • NPR/Fresh Air • New West • Kansas City Star • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A comic and heartfelt novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins and Cold Millions about how we get to the edge of ruin—and how we begin to make our way back.

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. . . . Until, one night on a desperate two a.m. run to 7-Eleven, he falls in with some local stoners, and they end up hatching the biggest—and most misbegotten—plan yet.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2009
September 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Timbers Tetris ,

Quite brilliant

Listen to him speak if you get the chance. Intelligent, funny man.

Emmet Aloysius ,

A bit disappointing

I read this after Beautiful Ruins and not as good so a letdown for sure but not a bad book either. JW is a talented writer and plan to read more of his books....EAF

BryanW3535 ,

Hilarious and even heartwarming

Quick and fun to read. I couldn't put it down.

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