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The Financial Lives of the Poets Characters

Jess Walter
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Matt Prior

Matt is the protagonist and first-person narrator of the book. He lives in a nice house in an unnamed city with his wife a children. Matt was previously a business reporter for the local newspaper until he left two years prior to the beginning of the book to start a website called 'poetfolio.com.' The website was a complete failure and he managed to get his old job back at the newspaper, only to be laid off a few weeks later. His unemployment and financial woes (he is in danger of losing his house) lead him to concoct a plan to sell drugs until he is able to get back on his feet.

Matt decides to use his last $9,000 to buy marijuana and sell it to former colleagues and friends. He is quickly picked up by a federal drug task force who coerce him into being...

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