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Vic Fortezza

Published by WheelMan Press, 2013
ISBN 10: 0615808190 / ISBN 13: 9780615808192
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392 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.5in. x 1.0in.Charley LaRocca is ringmaster of two circuses, his family and the Silver Futures pit at his job in the wacky world of commodity trading. Witness a year in his life as he copes with a rebellious teenage daughter, the dog eat dog philosophy at his place of employment, and an obsession with the New York Mets. The year is 1988. Open Outcry is the way at the Exchange. The electronic trading that would eventually supplant it is but a pipe dream at which many scoff. What is all the yelling and screaming about Come inside and see. None of the incidents is exaggerated. Caution: aggressive men under intense pressure do and say regrettable things. Political correctness is out the window. The trading floor was one of the last outposts of speech that was truly free. The novel concentrates on personalities, not trading technique or strategy. It is another chapter in the human comedy, the bittersweet mystery of life. This is how it was. Immature audiences only. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780615808192

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Synopsis: Charley LaRocca is ringmaster of two circuses, his family and the Silver Futures pit at his job in the wacky world of commodity trading. Witness a year in his life as he copes with a rebellious teenage daughter, the dog eat dog philosophy at his place of employment, and an obsession with the New York Mets. The year is 1988. “Open Outcry” is the way at the Exchange. The electronic trading that would eventually supplant it is but a pipe dream at which many scoff. What is all the yelling and screaming about? Come inside and see. None of the incidents is exaggerated. Caution: aggressive men under intense pressure do and say regrettable things. Political correctness is out the window. The trading floor was one of the last outposts of speech that was truly free. The novel concentrates on personalities, not trading technique or strategy. It is another chapter in the human comedy, the bittersweet mystery of life. This is how it was. Immature audiences only.

About the Author: Vic Fortezza was born in Brooklyn in 1950 to Sicilian immigrants. He has had more than 50 short stories published worldwide. He has four other books in print: novels Close to the Edge, Adjustments and Killing, and story collection A Hitch in Twilight. He was employed in data entry in the commodity trading business in Manhattan for nearly 25 years, until 2007. He still lives in Brooklyn, where he promotes his work on the streets. He has accounts at several social media sites. Many of his short stories are available on the web for free. Google his name to find them.

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Title: Exchanges
Publisher: WheelMan Press
Publication Date: 2013
Binding: Paperback
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