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Worm farming, pearl-button making, chicken processing, pornography, and beauty pagentry. These quirky cotatge industires hold the potential to make fortunes, though it's more likely that they'll lead to bankruptcy and shattered dreams. In these compelling stories, Mark Jude Poirier introduces the misfits and visionaries who embody the aspirations — and frequently the lunacy — of the American entrepreneur.

Following his highly acclaimed debut colelction, Naked Pueblo, and first novel, Goats, Poirier returns to life on the dege in tales that race across the American landscape, finding industrialists and their outrageous professions in every corner of the United States.

In a voice that is all knowing, but never condecending, always cool, but never cold, Pooirier ensnares the reader with his wickedly addictive and subversive tales.

Review:

"Mr. Poirier is an emerging writer whose prose is crisp and who knows how to pace a story." Dallas Morning News

Synopsis:

Worm farms, pearl-button making, chicken processing, pornography, and beauty pageantry. These quirky cottage industries hold the potential to make fortunes, though it's more likely that they'll lead to bankruptcy and shattered dreams. And here, Mark Jude Poirier introduces the misfits and visionaries who embody the aspirations — and frequently the lunacy — of the American entrepreneur.

Following his highly acclaimed debut collection, Naked Pueblo, and first novel, Goats, Poirier returns to life on the edge in tales that race across the American landscape, finding individualists and their outrageous professions in every region of the United States, from Washington, D.C., to Southern California, New England to Louisiana.

Synopsis:

Poirier introduces the misfits and visionaries who embody the aspirations--and frequently the lunacy--of American entrepreneurs and their outrageous professions in every region of the United States.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786868278
Publisher:
Miramax
Location:
New York
Author:
Poirier, Mark Jude
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
no. 01-10-019
Publication Date:
20020320
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 11.76 oz
Age Level:
up to 12

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Product details 192 pages Hyperion Books - English 9780786868278 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Mr. Poirier is an emerging writer whose prose is crisp and who knows how to pace a story."
"Synopsis" by , Worm farms, pearl-button making, chicken processing, pornography, and beauty pageantry. These quirky cottage industries hold the potential to make fortunes, though it's more likely that they'll lead to bankruptcy and shattered dreams. And here, Mark Jude Poirier introduces the misfits and visionaries who embody the aspirations — and frequently the lunacy — of the American entrepreneur.

Following his highly acclaimed debut collection, Naked Pueblo, and first novel, Goats, Poirier returns to life on the edge in tales that race across the American landscape, finding individualists and their outrageous professions in every region of the United States, from Washington, D.C., to Southern California, New England to Louisiana.

"Synopsis" by , Poirier introduces the misfits and visionaries who embody the aspirations--and frequently the lunacy--of American entrepreneurs and their outrageous professions in every region of the United States.
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