Book Pick: The Financial Lives of Ethe Poets

Matt Prior’s brainwave to launch Poetfolio.com, a portal for hisfinancial poetry, might have seemed like his opportunity to showcasecreativity in numbers.

The Financial Lives of Ethe Poets
Author: Jess Walter
Publisher: Harper
Price: $33.99 (Hardcover)

Matt Prior’s brainwave to launch Poetfolio.com, a portal for his financial poetry, might have seemed like his opportunity to showcase creativity in numbers. But a bad idea is a bad idea and Matt must crawl back to the business journalist gig he left to hone his talents, just to be fired soon after. With a wife and two kids to support, Matt finds himself, like most other Americans, in financial distress. That’s until a quick insomnia fix becomes a new business venture: marijuana dealer. Faced with dangers of an illegal industry, losing his home and maybe even his wife to a Facebook flame, Matt’s problems transcend financial in this warm satire.