Have you ever wondered why life seems so complicated, so exhausting, so fattening, and yet so pointless and idiotic? It’s all part of the Potlatch.
To Alice Coggins, the 24-year-old daughter of a South Philadelphia scam artist, everything looks like a racket: endless serflike internships, student loans that can never be repaid, high-minded charities run by swindlers for the benefit of rich donors. Things only get worse when she meets Andrew Ogleby, a scion of blue-bloods who is engaged to a bulimic pet-food heiress he can’t bring himself to marry. As their Cinderella romance unfolds, Alice and Andrew must battle their families, the mob, and most of all the ubiquitous “Potlatch”: a vast conspiracy of conspicuous waste directed by the powers that be to keep the populace — and especially the young people — from even thinking about doing anything useful.
“Get ready for a hilarious ride in Potlatch… One of the most amusing reads ever to be published.” — Lisa McCombs for Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews.
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Bruce Hartman has worked as a pianist, bookseller and attorney and has been writing fiction for many years. He is the author of six previous novels, including A Butterfly in Philadelphia and The Philosophical Detective. He lives with his wife in Philadelphia.
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