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The Debtor Class by [Ivan G. Goldman]

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About the Author

The Debtor Class is the fifth novel from New York Times best-selling author IVAN G. GOLDMAN. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times and elsewhere. He lives in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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Ivan G. Goldman's fifth novel, The Debtor Class, is 'howlingly funny,' says the Booklist starred review, which asserts it could become a 'cult classic.' It's 'gripping ... a sobering and triumphant read,' says Publishers Weekly. 

"This amazing book is peopled by the lowest of the low: crooked cops, embezzling assistants, jailhouse bullies, bill collectors. It's also one of the year's funniest efforts, good-natured and warmhearted, with the author displaying great verbal skills and characters drawn from a remarkably fertile imagination. Bento is an ex-con who spent money earned in the prison laundry on Anna Karenina. Liz, with her master's in library science, dances in a chicken suit. Philyaw, a dead ringer for Bogart, owns an offbeat collection agency and employs this unlikely crew, jesting with them and treating them well. Together they punish the wicked and reward the good, and when everyday reality breaks through, it's in the jolting stories of the people they try to collect from: people who worked hard, but it didn't do any good. This is not one of those creepy crazy-is-sane novels; instead, it's a banjo act before a darkening sky, a little bit Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., with howlingly funny dialogue. Don't let it slip by; this one needs lots of word of mouth to become the cult classic it deserves to be." --Booklist, Starred Review

"A sobering and triumphant read about the recent recession's effects on average Americans, the challenges ex-convicts face in society, and the bonds people forge in unlikely circumstances." --Publishers Weekly

"In the Debtor Class, readers can smile, laugh, frown and weep; they might even feel blue. But hope springs eternal when humanity runs deep, and the sort of faith that friends have in each other might one day even move mountains. It's an enthralling read, that really doesn't want to let go when the last page is turned." --Sheila's Reviews --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

Product details

  • Publication Date : April 30, 2015
  • File Size : 495 KB
  • Print Length : 224 pages
  • Publisher : The Permanent Press (April 30, 2015)
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B00WEWESO6
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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