Dear Money (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
In Martha McPhee's comic novel, a wizard of Wall Street promises he can change a novelist from a desperate bohemian into a "Master of the Universe," in a brief eighteen months. In this conversation, we explore the mis-marriage of aesthetics and greed. Can you make a silk purse out of a sow's ear? And what is a silk purse, anyway? A thing of beauty or a costly accessory?
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