Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
I find myself in the mood for a novel with humour, and this title that TLC Book Tours is featuring caught my attention this week. The hardback was released in 2009, but now it’s time for the release of the paperback (available from The Book Depository on 5 August 2010).
Synopsis: The Financial Lives of the Poets is a comic and heartfelt novel from National Book Award nominee Jess Walter, author of Citizen Vince and The Zero, about how we get to the edge of ruin—and how we begin to make our way back. Walter tells the story of Matt Prior, who’s losing his job, his wife, his house, and his mind—until, all of a sudden, he discovers a way that he might just possibly be able to save it all . . . and have a pretty damn great time doing it.
“Walter is one of my favorite young American writers. . . . [Financial Lives] made me laugh more than any other book published this year.”– Nick Hornby, Parade
“Darkly funny, surprisingly tender . . . witheringly dead-on.”– Los Angeles Times