Ordinary Money



Jones has a jeweler’s eye for lyric conjunctions of the ordinary and the grotesque, and he puts it to good use in this moving, funny, and disturbing meditation on the counterfeit and the real in American life. — Robert Hass, U.S. Poet Laureate

Smart, funny, uplifting, tender, and merciless, all at once … a remarkable achievement for one novel.
— Los Angeles Times

An uproariously satirical book, the product of an opulent imagination.
— Sunday New York Times

It is not just heartening, but surprising as well, to find so generous and original a first novel.  Wise and accomplished and funny, Ordinary Money presents a vision of the interconnectedness of ordinary things.
— Howard Mittelmark, Philadelphia Enquirer

Wonderful … an unfailingly entertaining experience.”
— Christopher Lehmann-Haup, New York Times

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