The Financial Lives of the Poets
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.
Jess Walter has written six novels. His most recent, Beautiful Ruins, was a New York Times bestseller. His first collection of short stories, We Live in Water, is also published by Penguin. He lives in Spokane, Washington with his family. He is currently writing for Radio 4.