Family Money

Michael French, Author, Micheal French, Author
Michael French, Author, Micheal French, Author Signet Book $4.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-451-16398-1
Reviewed on: 03/01/1990
Release date: 03/01/1990
The author of Abingdon's returns with an energetic but improbable meditation upon money as the root of all evil. Alycia Boucher Poindexter determines that wealth will not undo her children as it has their father and grandfather. But by passing their trust funds into the hands of the man she impossibly desires, a Trappist monk, she unleashes a whirlwind of bitter consequences that nearly proves as destructive as the money itself, not least of all to herself. French moves the story along briskly, skillfully dramatizing inner struggles through ironic contrasts: Alycia's daughter Felice writes poetry while son Jean is an unsavory Hollywood mogul; the unorthodox, unselfish monk is surrounded by the genteel greed of his clerical superiors. (Mar . )
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