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By Eric B. Martin

Chimney sweep Shane McCarthy has 3 nice loves in existence: a whip-smart spouse named Lou, pickup basketball, and his booming homeland, San Francisco. whereas Lou hunts effortless thousands on the top of the dot-com frenzy, Shane fills his additional hours looking for a bothered participant from his weekly hoops game—a twenty-year-old named Sampson who’s disappeared, leaving just a bulging duffle bag at the back of. Following a path that winds via Pacific Heights events and the initiatives, Shane unravels a secret that hyperlinks his wife’s new global to the lacking Sampson and his family.Evoking the glitter of the good Gatsby and the pulsing streets of Clockers, Winners is either a chronicle of a surreal historical second and a gripping portrait of a guy stuck among worlds. a unique of startling scope and ambition, Winners reaches into the hearts and minds of would-be millionaires and ghetto toughs, businesswomen and unmarried mothers, gym-rat moguls and pissed-off slackers, all greedy for the gold ring of anything better.About:Eric B. Martin grew up in Maine, studied in North Carolina and Texas, and lives in San Francisco. MacAdam/Cage will submit his 3rd novel in 2006.

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His wife, Lou, meanwhile worked like crazy and managed and provided and paid the bills. She was seldom home. He missed her but they both wordlessly agreed she might as well take advantage of his shittiness by taking care of business. She left him alone. She went on business trips. She went to conferences. It seemed possible that at one of them she might have kissed someone. She must have thought about it at least. This damaged Shane was not a man she recognized, but they both thought they could wait it out.

He usually makes something simple, but he also loves that moment when she comes walking in the door to a minor feast and sips wine barefoot in the kitchen while he finishes up. Other nights he fills with sport: watching it on TV, going to the gym, bundling up for a night game out at Candlestick. He visits his Ma and brother or has a drink with high school friends. Occasionally he reads. The days seem temporary, caught between. Behind them hang their effortless beginnings and in the distance up ahead loom children and a continuing decent chance that they’ll be rich.

Either way, they’ve got you. ” “That was your bad day? ” She shrugs. “I also had the pleasure of talking to the Wallet. ” He wants to stay away from Spermy if he can. “He’s still talking a ten million mezzanine with a fourteen-month ramp. I think it’s stupid, we’re ready to go bigger and sooner than that. But now he’s got Sloan, too. Jesus. And no joke, five minutes later, Spermy calls. ” Her father is a well-known academic in New England who left Lou’s mom for one of his students. Lou and her father were big pals until high school when she used to smell their perfume in the car, these girls her father was fucking.

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