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By Don Gillmor

In center age, debt has develop into the main major dating in Harry Salter's lifestyles. He was once born to prosperous mom and dad in leafy and privileged Rosedale, at a time while town was once nonetheless outlined by way of its WASP elite. yet not anything in lifestyles has became out the best way Harry used to be ended in count on. he is not sure of his position in society, his marriage is crumbling, his son is bordering on estranged, and on best of all of it his father is dying.
As he sits at his father's bedside, Harry necessarily daydreams approximately his inheritance. a few his father's thousands could rescue him from his ballooning debt--maybe even store his marriage. but if the desire is learn, all that is left for Harry is $4200. Dale Salter's funds is long gone. Out of desperation and disbelief, Harry begins to dig into what occurred to the cash. As he follows a path strewn with kin secrets and techniques and unsavory suspicions, he discovers not just that previous cash has misplaced its grip and new cash taken on an unpleasant hue, yet that his entire life been forged into shadow via the burden of his expectations.

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