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Wake up happy every day, Stephen May

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Wake up happy every day
Title
Wake up happy every day
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Stephen May
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Language
eng
Summary
Nicky has always known Russell was rich, but he has no idea how astronomically rich Russell is until his friend drops dead, on his 50th birthday, in his San Francisco mansion, with Nicky as the only witness. For forty years the two men have kept up their friendship, with Russell's birthday offering him an annual opportunity to remind Nicky of how much more successful Russell is, and how much further he has come since their English suburban childhood. And now Nicky has come up with an uncharacteristically daring plan. If Nicky were to become Russell and leave his old life lying dead on the bathroom floor, then he, his wife Sarah and their daughter Scarlett could start again. Only with better clothes, better hair, better stuff and a better future: everything that money can buy. Especially happiness. But when the foundations of their glittering new existence start to crack, the impact of Nicky's hasty decision begins to be felt by all those around him: by his daughter; by his own distant, confused father; by a young English woman who has come to America in search of her father, and by the mysterious Catherine, an ex-soldier who seems to take an unhealthy interest in Nicky's movements. This is a novel about dreams and delusions, family and friendship, and what happens if you do actually find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow
Summary
Nicky has always known Russell was rich, but he has no idea how astronomically rich Russell is until his friend drops dead, on his 50th birthday, in his San Francisco mansion, with Nicky as the only witness. For forty years the two men have kept up their friendship, with Russell's birthday offering him an annual opportunity to remind Nicky of how much more successful Russell is, and how much further he has come since their English suburban childhood. And now Nicky has come up with an uncharacteristically daring plan. If Nicky were to become Russell and leave his old life lying dead on the bathroom floor, then he, his wife Sarah and their daughter Scarlett could start again. Only with better clothes, better hair, better stuff and a better future: everything that money can buy. Especially happiness. But when the foundations of their glittering new existence start to crack, the impact of Nicky's hasty decision begins to be felt by all those around him: by his daughter; by his own distant, confused father; by a young English woman who has come to America in search of her father, and by the mysterious Catherine, an ex-soldier who seems to take an unhealthy interest in Nicky's movements. This is a novel about dreams and delusions, family and friendship, and what happens if you do actually find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
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10320167
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NOV
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1964-
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May, Stephen
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Friendship
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
Wake up happy every day, Stephen May
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052522446
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
357 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408840740
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
Wake up happy every day, Stephen May
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052522446
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
357 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408840740
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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