To expose it--this is why Jack Payne felt it important to come out of retirement to write this book. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Born and raised in Wisconsin, he now lives in Northern California and is a widower, after 50 years of marriage and the raising of 3 sons.
Known for his intensity, this is his first novel. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This novel well mirrored the way things were back then. The bars filled at four, what room was left because some were still there from lunch. Read morePublished on July 1, 2006 by David A. Spearman
"Six Hours Past Thursday" is excellent reading. It is a story about a man on the brink of having it all, having realized his successes by somewhat scurrilous methods, and... Read morePublished on February 19, 2006 by Randi Odierno
There is an old Wall Street truism. Bulls make money. Bears make money. Pigs get slaughtered.
Jack Payne sets his tale in a different age - 1966. Read more
Number of lessons can be learned from this novel and I have a personal experience with such situations, such as:
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Steve Draves is a man obsessed with money and women, even though he loves his wife. He's not even sure why he wants the other women, just knows that he does. Read morePublished on March 16, 2005 by Anne K. Edwards
Many years ago, when I did some folk singing, there was a number by Shel Silverstein that I enjoyed performing. Read morePublished on March 2, 2005 by David H. Birley
1966 was the end of The Age of Innocence, according to author Jack Payne. He's right, of course. To be sure there were lots of scams before then, but this book could be considered... Read morePublished on February 22, 2005 by kellytwo
Jack Payne understands the dollar, has professional experience in dealing with it, in understanding the mythology of it, has observed the volcanic eruption of obsession with it. Read morePublished on January 25, 2005 by Grady Harp