The Deal is New Hijinks in Hi-Finance & Street-Smart Urban Decadence

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Outlandish picaresque, Chris Coulter’s drink, drug & sex -fueled satire, has its colorful characters echoing an Australian struggle between the great city of Melbourne and its glittering rival Sydney.

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In The Deal Chris Coulter opens his readers’ eyes wide open to the world of sex, drugs and big business as lived by his charming and roguish flawed hero Jack Farrow and the dissolute, amoral and highly entertaining cast of friends and foes he has created.

It is the fast paced, intelligent and often hilarious tale of the missteps and travails of Jack as he takes a final shot at redemption. He battles Russian gangsters, ex-wives, his own demons and his uber successful and confident business rival from Sydney, ‘Big’ Bruce Walker as he attempts to pull off a deal that will salvage a career and life, that, to put it mildly, has run off the rails.

We cannot help but be drawn into Jack’s world and hope against hope that he succeeds in his deal. Yet, we shake our heads that such an improbability could occur when he is faced with so many obstacles. He has two ex-wives to support; a fondness for booze, cocaine and hookers; one business partner freshly out of jail and another whose retribution if Jack loses his money could result in grievous bodily harm; a highly successful and motivated business rival who appears one step ahead; and to top it all off, the GFC has made such deals all but impossible.

The genius of Coulter’s tale is that he weaves in the highly implausible and absurd with realistic and familiar settings and characters. The Melbourne and Sydney rivalry is encapsulated perfectly in the battle between ‘Urbane Melbourne Jack’ and ‘Blokey Sydney Bruce’. The struggles we all face daily to meet the demands of friends, family and work are writ large in Jack’s world.

Enjoy that world by reading The Deal and living with Jack his chaotic, shambolic and we hope, successful attempt at salvation.

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About the Author
Chris Coulter was born in Canada and now resides in the inner north of Melbourne with his two children. To add to his cosmopolitan background Chris went to high school in Bendigo, Victoria and was tertiary educated in both Brisbane and Melbourne in business and property. When not writing, Chris runs his own investment management company. He has an abiding love of sport, in particular his daughter’s basketball team and the Collingwood football club! Writing is Chris’s other great passion and outlet, as it allows him to share his mind’s eye view of the world with his readers.
The Deal * by Chris Coulter
Publication Date: August 22, 2012
Trade Paperback; $29.99; 240 pages; 978-1-4771-0316-6
Trade Hardback; $49.99; 240 pages; 978-1-4771-0317-3

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