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The Resource The dream merchant

The dream merchant

Label
The dream merchant
Title
The dream merchant
Statement of responsibility
by Fred Waitzkin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jim can sell anything to anyone. Born into abject poverty, he uses street smarts, irresistible charms, and increasingly sophisticated schemes to pull himself up from door-to-door salesman to international mogul, the father of the pyramid scheme. Jim becomes fabulously wealthy, owning estates and dining with royalty, but along the way he leaves an army of disillusioned customers broke and ruined in his wake. To escape his past, as well as government investigators, he leaves the country to become the leader of a lawless and predatory gold mining operation in the Brazilian Amazon - an entirely lush, violent, dissolute life. Worn down by age, and a lifetime of shady enterprise, his world suddenly changes when he meets Mara, a beautiful, young Israeli woman with dark ambitions of her own. In the course of their unlikely life together, Mara finds herself attracted to this ruined old man, as if his profligate history of glory and big money, and finally his weakness and proximity to death, creates an urgency and eroticism for her. The Dream Merchant is an unwavering look at the price of heedless ambition, the indissoluble bonds of male friendship, and the unsettling nature of love and sexuality
Summary
A charismatic salesman's participation in a series of financial scams escalates to the point that he becomes an addicted gambler, womanizer and head of a violent gold mining operation in the Brazilian jungle before forging a passionate, late-in-life relationship with a darkly ambitious Israeli woman
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10169488
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Waitzkin, Fred
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
American fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The dream merchant
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Fiction
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
  • Hard cover ed.
  • Large Print
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781611738261
Label
The dream merchant
Publication
Contents
Fiction
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
  • Hard cover ed.
  • Large Print
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781611738261

Library Locations

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      Level 1, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre , Randwick, NSW, 2031, AU
      -33.9151421 151.2408898
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