Winners by Eric B. Martin

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Chimney sweep Shane McCarthy has three great loves in life: a whip-smart wife named Lou, pickup basketball, and his booming hometown, San Francisco. While Lou hunts easy millions at the height of the dot-com frenzy, Shane fills his extra hours searching for a troubled player from his weekly hoops game—a twenty-year-old named Sampson who’s disappeared, leaving only a bulging duffle bag behind. Following a trail that winds through Pacific Heights parties and the projects, Shane unravels a mystery that links his wife’s new world to the missing Sampson and his family.
Evoking the glitter of The Great Gatsby and the pulsing streets of Clockers, Winners is both a chronicle of a surreal historic moment and a gripping portrait of a man caught between two worlds. A novel of startling scope and ambition, Winners reaches into the hearts and minds of would-be millionaires and ghetto toughs, businesswomen and single moms, gym-rat moguls and pissed-off slackers, all grasping for the gold ring of something better.

Eric B. Martin grew up in Maine, studied in North Carolina and Texas, and lives in San Francisco. MacAdam/Cage will publish his third novel in 2006.

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Eric B. Martin wrote The Virgin’ s Guide to Mexico from 2001-2006 in Mexico City and California. Raised in Maine, he was educated in Austin, Durham, and Quito, Ecuador. He has worked on vineyards, beer trucks, tobacco fields, and in homeless shelters. The recent recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, he is the author of the novels Luck" "and Winners, which was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award. He lives in San Francisco on the corner of Mission and Cesar Chavez. The Virgin’ s Guide to Mexico" "is his most recent novel.
Published April 21, 2010 by MP Publishing Limited. 361 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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