Item #244309 Rich Part of Life. Jim Kokoris.
Rich Part of Life

Rich Part of Life

St. Martin's Press, May 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. Used - Very Good / Very Good. Item #244309
ISBN: 0312274793

Teddy Pappas is an eleven-year-old boy forced into maturity before his time. He lives with his younger brother and their eccentric Civil War historian father, a man more comfortable with discussing Confederate footwear than what kind of day his sons had. Their lives have been quiet for a year since the real lifeblood of their household, Teddy's mother, died in a tragic car accident. On the one-year anniversary of her death, Teddy's stoic father plays his wife's favorite lottery numbers in a tender, uncharacteristic act. When it turns out that the family holds the $190 million winning ticket, their world is instantly transformed.

Seemingly overnight, a host of colorful characters demands their attention, including Teddy's hilarious aunt and uncle, a beautiful divorcee, a desperate former soap opera star, and a menacing stranger who threatens the very core of the family. As events spiral out of control, the family struggles to discover what "the rich part of life" really is.

Featuring a unique father-child bond, Jim Kokoris's moving first novel is flavored with the rich characterizations and poignant charm of early John Irving. Creating the perfect balance of humor and pathos, Kokoris takes us on an unforgettable journey through the ups and downs of this revelation of unexpected wealth.

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After Teddy loses his mother to a car accident, his father plays the lottery, with his wife's old numbers, and wins $190 million, immediately transforming their lives forever. For the first time, the family must learn what 'the rich part of life' really is. Debut novel. Warmly inscribed and signed by the author.

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