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Trading futures

Author: Jim Powell
Publisher: London : Picador, 2016. ©2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When I was small, my mother showed me how to grow a carrot from a carrot. She cut the top off a carrot, ran a cocktail stick horizontally through the stub and suspended it over a jam jar, just touching water. This was one of the many exciting ways in which I was prepared for adult life. This is Matthew Oxenhay at sixty: a stranger to his wife, an embarrassment to his children, and failed former contender for the top  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Powell
ISBN: 9781509806423 1509806423
OCLC Number: 946285501
Description: 210 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Jim Powell.

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When I was small, my mother showed me how to grow a carrot from a carrot. She cut the top off a carrot, ran a cocktail stick horizontally through the stub and suspended it over a jam jar, just touching water. This was one of the many exciting ways in which I was prepared for adult life. This is Matthew Oxenhay at sixty: a stranger to his wife, an embarrassment to his children, and failed former contender for the top job at his City firm. Seizing on his birthday party as an opportunity to deliver some rather crushing home truths to his assembled loved ones, it seems as though Matthew might have hit rock bottom. The truth, however, is that he has some way to go yet. With forensic precision and mordant wit, Matthew unpicks the threads that bind him: a comfortable home in the suburbs, a career spent trading futures and a life that bears little resemblance to the one he imagined for himself at twenty. When he unexpectedly bumps into Anna (the one who got away), the stage is set for an epic unravelling. Darkly funny, Trading Futures forces us to confront how change, like death, is an inevitable fact of life: feared by most, it can transform or overwhelm us.

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With his gallows humour and observational wit, Jim Powell gives us a vivid portrait of a man in meltdown. Daily Mail [Trading Futures] has a Reginald Perrin charm about it and an unexpected twist in Read more...

 
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