Windfall: A Novel

Windfall: A Novel

James Magnuson


In his twenties and thirties, Ben by no means thought of money--more or much less what you'd count on from a pupil whose forte used to be the transcendentalists. yet now, in his forties, attempting to bring up teenagers on a thirty-thousand-dollar-a-year wage, it's all he thinks about.

Money is an issue for Ben Lindberg. As a faculty professor, he's fought hard and long to maintain his highbrow life--and his relations life--safe and safe. yet he can't have the funds for to interchange his broken-down automobile, can't even come up with the money for to mend it, can't even manage to pay for to maneuver his family members right into a best part of Austin.

Then, one evening, issues swap. looking for the stray family members cat, Ben unearths within the basement of an deserted feed shop 8 coolers jam-packed with fifty-dollar money owed. A windfall.

He knew he may still go away, yet he couldn't. It was once the main amazing second of his lifestyles and he desired to get pleasure from it.

Ben takes the money, hides it and doesn't inform his spouse. For a time, their lives increase. They stream right into a great new apartment and purchase a moment motor vehicle. Ben turns into a hero to his kinfolk. but if a person comes trying to find the coolers, Ben discovers that every little thing comes at a cost--in this example, a price past whatever he may have imagined.

Windfall is the tale of a standard guy in awesome situations. Tautly plotted, intelligently written, and shot via with searing mental perception, it's a novel of paranoia and betrayal, secrets and techniques and shattered ideals--a relentlessly suspenseful mystery.

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