The Financial Lives of the Poets (Paperback)
November 2009 Indie Next List
“In Jess Walter's best yet, feckless financial reporter Matt Prior has lost his job, is six days away from losing his house, and suspects his wife is courting an affair. Walter's own obvious empathy for the human condition will have you pulling for Prior and his screwy, shady, last-chance scheme for solvency. A laugh-out-loud serio-comic masterpiece!”
— Ranae Burdette, Eagle Harbor Book Company, Bainbridge Island, WA
Selected amoung The 10 Best Books of 2009 by TIME, THE FINANCIAL LIVES OF THE POETS by Jess Walter, the author of The Zero (a finalist for the National Book Award), Citizen Vince (a winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel). This extremely funny, sad and satirical, yet compassionate portrait of reality of life in contemporary America. Korean edition translated by O Sei Won. In Korean. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.