The Altruists

The Altruists A vibrant and perceptive novel about a father s plot to win back his children s inheritance Arthur Alter is in trouble A middling professor at a Midwestern college he can t afford his mortgage he s

  • Title: The Altruists
  • Author: Andrew Ridker
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  • Page: 318
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  • A vibrant and perceptive novel about a father s plot to win back his children s inheritance.Arthur Alter is in trouble A middling professor at a Midwestern college, he can t afford his mortgage, he s exasperated his much younger girlfriend, and his kids won t speak to him And then there s the money the small fortune his late wife Francine kept secret, which she bequeathe A vibrant and perceptive novel about a father s plot to win back his children s inheritance.Arthur Alter is in trouble A middling professor at a Midwestern college, he can t afford his mortgage, he s exasperated his much younger girlfriend, and his kids won t speak to him And then there s the money the small fortune his late wife Francine kept secret, which she bequeathed directly to his children.Those children are Ethan, an anxious recluse living off his mother s money on a choice plot of Brooklyn real estate and Maggie, a would be do gooder trying to fashion herself a noble life of self imposed poverty On the verge of losing the family home, Arthur invites his children back to St Louis under the guise of a reconciliation But in doing so, he unwittingly unleashes a Pandora s box of age old resentments and long buried memories memories that orbit Francine, the matriarch whose life may hold the key to keeping them together.Spanning New York, Paris, Boston, St Louis, and a small desert outpost in Zimbabwe, The Altruists is a darkly funny and ultimately tender family saga in the tradition of Jonathan Franzen and Jeffrey Eugenides, with shades of Philip Roth and Zadie Smith It s a novel about money, privilege, politics, campus culture, dating, talk therapy, rural sanitation, infidelity, kink, the American beer industry, and what it means to be a good person Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleB

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