Dear Money

Product Number: EB00030769
Released: May 01, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780547487205
Publisher: Mariner Books
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In this Pygmalion tale of a novelist turned bond trader, Martha McPhee brings to life the greed and riotous wealth of New York during the heady days of the second gilded age. India Palmer, living the cash-strapped existence of the writer, is visiting wealthy friends in Maine when a yellow biplane swoops down from the clear blue sky to bring a stranger into her life, one who will change everything.The stranger isWin Johns, a swaggering and intellectually bored trader of mortgage- backed securities. Charmed by India's intelligence, humor, and inquisitive nature-and aware of her near-desperate financial situation-Win poses a proposition: "Give me eighteen months and I'll make you a world-class bond trader." Shedding her artist's life with surprising ease, India embarks on a raucous ride to the top of the income chain, leveraging herself with crumbling real estate, never once looking back...Or does she? With a light-handed irony that is by turns as measured as Claire Messud's and as biting as Tom Wolfe's, Martha McPhee tells the classic American story of people reinventing themselves, unaware of the price they must pay for their transformation.

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Author(s): Martha McPhee
Original Publish Date: May 01, 2010

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Author(s): Martha McPhee
Narrator(s): Kate Reading
Product Number Z100097379
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483058788

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