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ORDINARY MONEY.

Jones, Louis B.

ISBN 10: 0670828564 / ISBN 13: 9780670828562
Published by NY: VIKING. 1990, 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED by Louis B. Jones on the title page. Close to fine in a fine dj. (Barely discernable trace of foxing at top edge) Author's FIRST book.; Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 19702

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Title: ORDINARY MONEY.

Publisher: NY: VIKING. 1990

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Randy Potts and Wayne Paschke, two unemployed contractors living in Marin County, find themselves struggling to cope with a cache of counterfeit money, financial hardship and machinations, and the obsessions of their teenage daughters

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Set in California's Marin County, this offbeat novel begins when Randy Potts, a bitter divorce and carpenter, is given $20 million in counterfeit bills by an unlicensed cosmetic surgeon who then vanishes without a trace. Stashing some of the cash in the garage of his buddy Wayne, an out-of-work housepainter, Randy buys a house, a Ferrari and a custom-built hot tub. Wayne, who thinks the crate in his garage contains pots and pans, has a pregnant wife and a mountain of debt he's trying to reduce through a pyramid-sales scheme. The dichotomies of genuine vs. counterfeit, substance vs. surface are a bit overdrawn. We learn, for example, that Wayne's teenage daughter Kim has an artificial nipple and ear due to birth defects, while the supporting cast includes a blind lawyer and an "installation artist" who was once an Andy Warhol groupie. Still, Jones's gracefully written, often zany debut satirizes a culture in which the fake is worshipped as real.
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