By Jim Kokoris
Teddy Pappas is an eleven-year-old boy pressured into adulthood ahead of his time. He lives together with his more youthful brother and their eccentric Civil battle historian father, a guy more well-off with discussing accomplice sneakers than what sort of day his sons had. Their lives were quiet for a yr because the actual lifeblood in their family, Teddy's mom, died in a sad automobile coincidence. at the one-year anniversary of her demise, Teddy's stoic father performs his wife's favourite lottery numbers in a young, uncharacteristic act. whilst it seems that the relations holds the $190 million successful price tag, their international is quickly transformed.
Seemingly in a single day, a number of colourful characters calls for their realization, together with Teddy's hilarious aunt and uncle, a stunning divorcée, a determined former cleaning soap opera superstar, and a menacing stranger who threatens the very middle of the kinfolk. As occasions spiral uncontrolled, the kin struggles to find what "the wealthy a part of life" relatively is.
Featuring a distinct father-child bond, Jim Kokoris's relocating first novel is flavored with the wealthy characterizations and poignant allure of early John Irving. growing the correct stability of humor and pathos, Kokoris takes us on an unforgettable trip during the ups and downs of this revelation of unforeseen wealth.
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