Image de l'éditeur
Titre : The Financial Lives of the Poets
Éditeur : Harper (HarperCollins)
Date d'édition : 2009
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Etat de la jaquette : Fine
Signé : Signed by Author
Edition : 1st Edition.
First Edition (first printing). The fifth novel by the author of BEAUTIFUL RUINS, a story set during the financial crisis -- a "tale of over-stretched accounts, misbegotten schemes and domestic dreams deferred." Basis for an upcoming film. Fine/Fine. Signed by Walter on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 16280
Synopsis : From the author of the bestselling Beautiful Ruins comes The Financial Lives of Poets - a brilliantly funny novel about a man who, in an attempt to save himself, may destroy everything he loves. Small-time finance journalist Matthew Prior gave up his day-job and gambled everything on setting up a website offering financial advice ...in witty blank verse. Then he woke up one day in the middle of the worst crisis since the 30s with no business, a shedload of debt, a lot of guilt and a great deal of suspicion about his wife who spends her time flirting online with her childhood sweetheart - a real guy with a real, man's job. So when Matt's offered some high-grade dope, and finds he can sell a little bit of it on, he thinks that maybe this is where the future lies...As Matt battles to save his marriage, his children's future and his sanity too, The Financial Lives of the Poets becomes a hugely funny but heartfelt novel about how we can reach the edge of ruin - and pull back. "It made me laugh more than any other book I've read this year". (Nick Hornby). "A ridiculously talented writer". (The New York Times). "Darkly funny, surprisingly tender...Walter ...has an abiding faith in the ability of human beings to be decent". (Los Angeles Times). Jess Walter is the author of six novels, His latest novel, Beautiful Ruins, was a New York Times bestseller. Jess Walter lives in Spokane, Washington with his family.
Synopsis: From the author of the bestselling Beautiful Ruins comes The Financial Lives of Poets - a brilliantly funny novel about a man who, in an attempt to save himself, may destroy everything he loves. Meet Matt Prior. He's about to lose his job, his house, his wife, and maybe his sanity too. Financial journalist Matt quit his job to set up a website which couldn't fail. Only now he's woken up to the biggest crisis since the Great Crash, and it has. He's got six days to save his house. It's hard to focus when your wife's having an online affair with her childhood sweetheart, but there are children to think about...So when he gets hold of some high-grade dope and finds he can sell a piece on at a profit, he begins to think this might be his salvation. A fabulously funny, heartfelt novel about how we can skate close to the edge of ruin - and pull back. "A beautifully laid-back exultation of the human connections that make life worth living". (Metro). "Ecstatically funny and unusually big-hearted". (Financial Times). "It made me laugh more than any other book I've read this year". (Nick Hornby). Jess Walter is the author of six novels, His latest novel, Beautiful Ruins, was a New York Times bestseller. Jess Walter lives in Spokane, Washington with his family.
Modes de paiement
Le libraire accepte les modes de paiement suivants :
Vendeur AbeBooks depuis : 22 septembre 1998
Evaluation du vendeur :
This is a single proprietorship, owned and operated by William C Leone Jr, 2408 Chelsea Road, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274, USA. The email address is email@example.com and phone number is 310-377-2628. Payment by check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, American Express or PayPal. Member, ABAA. California residents add 9.00% sales tax.
Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. The dust jacket for every book shipped is covered with mylar/plastic. Every item is shipped in a sturdy box with bubble-wrap to ensure safe delivery.
Description de la librairie : An on-line and by-appointment-only bookseller specializing in modern first editions and signed books.