London takes note of Spokane novelist

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In The Guardian, Laura Miller laments the way most contemporary novelists avoid examining our virtual lives (social networking, personal websites). A prominent exception that she notes is Jess Walter's The Financial Lives of the Poets, in which Matt, after all, tries to start a financial-advice site (with poetry!) even as his wife Lisa may (or may not) be pulling some naughty shenanigans over on her Facebook page.

Miller places Financial Lives in the same recent hip novel category as Chronic City, Freedom and Super Sad True Love Story — which we're pretty sure we'll be able to take as confirmation of Spokane's tech-savviness, just as soon as somebody explains all these internets to us.  

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Now why is that when I push Send, the person receiving my e-mail doesn't reply immediately? 


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