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The Financial Lives of the Poets Setting

Jess Walter
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Matt's House

Matt's house originally symbolized he and his wife's, Lisa, dreams for the future, but by the end of the book the house symbolizes Matt's financial ruin.

Matt's house was the house of their dreams when he and Lisa bought it. It is a very old and sturdy home with beautiful features, and many updates that Matt and Lisa have put in. The house is located on the edge of a low-income neighborhood, but Matt and Lisa bought the house assuming the whole area would gentrify, raising the value of their home. Because it is zoned for a bad school Matt and Lisa must send their boys to private school. The house now represents Matt's financial ruin as he owes more than $400,000 on it and has no way to keep up with his mortgage.

Monte's Properties

Monte's properties, AKA "Weedland" are located in a small rural town about...

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