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The Resource The coaster, Erich Wurster

The coaster, Erich Wurster

Label
The coaster
Title
The coaster
Statement of responsibility
Erich Wurster
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bob Patterson considers himself an Everyman--albeit an Everyman with a rich, beautiful wife, two good kids, and a mail-it-in job that ignores his law degree. Despite his good fortune, Bob is idling through life, bored at work and at home. In short, he is the proverbial Coaster. Bob's wife, Sarah, is the anointed heir to the empire built by her father, Sam, a kind of Kansas City, Missouri, Warren Buffet. Fine by Bob, the family soccer mom. But early one morning he and Sarah awake to terrible news. Sam's death reveals he appointed Bob to be the trustee of his personal fortune and, as the IRS currently has it, he'll be in charge of his mother-in-law's money. Even more terrifying, Bob realizes he faces the prospect of actually working all day, for stakes that matter. Is the reappearance of Bob's wildest fraternity brother from college and a proposal from a bland businessman with a plan that seems too good to be true mere coincidence? A businessman who refuses to take No for an answer. After a lifetime of choosing the path of least resistance, will Bob finally take a stand when his family needs him most? If so, where? Bob peppers his story with sports and pop culture references and wry commentary on everything from the sex lives of married couples (such as they are) to the enormous cost of being "honored" at a charitable event. Bob knows what the hero should do in the situations he encounters (he's read the books and seen the movies, too). He doesn't have "a very particular set of skills" or a secret past in the Special Forces. He's just a regular guy who handles extreme pressure and threats to his family about like you'd expect (not well). It's going to take all he's got (really, more than he's got) to raise his game. Fortunately he's got an ace-in-the-hole ... at home. Darkly comic, The Coaster turns the conventions of the mystery/suspense genre upside down
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Wurster, Erich
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Rich people
  • Underemployment
  • Humorous stories
  • Missouri
  • Humorous stories
  • Humorous stories
  • Rich people
  • Underemployment
  • Missouri
  • Humorous stories
Label
The coaster, Erich Wurster
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn919481579
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781464205675
Lccn
2015957975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)919481579
Label
The coaster, Erich Wurster
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn919481579
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781464205675
Lccn
2015957975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)919481579

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