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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
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Contributor
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
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TEFOD
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Wurster, Erich
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.U77
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Rich people
  • Underemployment
  • Humorous stories
  • Humorous stories
  • Rich people
  • Underemployment
  • Missouri
  • Missouri
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The coaster, Erich Wurster
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (284 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781464205682
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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71a0706d-9b0d-4a97-b345-95e2cf909a4e
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)956320600
  • (OCoLC)ocn956320600
  • 1293971
Label
The coaster, Erich Wurster
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (284 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781464205682
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
71a0706d-9b0d-4a97-b345-95e2cf909a4e
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)956320600
  • (OCoLC)ocn956320600
  • 1293971

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