Have you ever wished the bank would just give you some free money? Free money that you didn’t have to pay back?
In Yona Zeldis McDonough’s latest book, “Breaking The Bank,” the idea of free money and it’s consequences turns one woman’s world upside down.
Mia Saul is a single mom, doing the best she can to get by. Her husband left her for a manicurist, she lives in a dilapidated apartment building that’s none too safe, and she is juggling temporary jobs as a freelance editor. Her daughter Eden has not adapted well to life without her father and is having severe behavior problems at school.
But one day, a miracle occurs. An ATM mistakenly gives Mia more money than she requests. Giddy at the sudden windfall, Mia wonders if the bank will realize their mistake. But when it happens again, and again – each time, the amount of money growing, Mia is both mystified and worried, especially when she receives a cryptic message to “use it well.”
Suddenly a little flush with money, Mia is able to do more things for her daughter, and remembering the machine’s message, she also gives to those around her in as much need as she is. But then little things begin to go wrong – her family thinks she’s crazy, her boyfriend doesn’t trust her, and then there’s the little matter of being accused of murdering a drug dealer…and Mia finds that perhaps her luck has run out just as suddenly as it had appeared.
McDonough takes her readers on a thrilling ride into the world of “what if” in this captivating novel. The characters are quirky and charming, especially the daring darling Patrick Fitzpatrick, and the story flows like a fine wine – smooth and easy.
So, keep dreaming of that magical ATM that can make all dreams come true. Just remember, nothing ever really comes that easy.
About The Author:
Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of the novels “The Four Temperaments” and “In Dahlia’s Wake.” She is also the editor of the essay collections “The Barbie Chronicles: A Living Doll Turns Forty” and “All The Available Light: A Marilyn Monroe Reader.”
Her short fiction, articles, and essays have been published in anthologies as well as in numerous national magazines, and newspapers. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Check out her website at http://www.yonazeldismcdonough.com/
Sarah Reidy with Simon and Schuster has generously offered 2 copies of "Breaking The Bank" as a giveaway.
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