FINDERS KEEPERS: The Story of a Man Who Found $1 Million

Mark Bowden, Author . Atlantic Monthly $24 (208p) ISBN 978-0-87113-859-0
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Bowden follows two bestsellers (Black Hawk Down; Killing Pablo) with a tragicomic tale based on a series of articles he wrote for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he was a reporter for two decades. Joey Coyle, at 28, is down and out, amiable but aimless, an unemployed longshoreman from South Philly who, despite his cheerful exterior, has a gnawing sense of inadequacy that he masks with methamphetamine. In February 1981, Joey has a spectacularly lucky—or spectacularly unlucky, as Bowden shows with the tale's unfolding—day: driving with a couple of guys from the neighborhood, he finds two sacks containing $1.2 million in cash. Despite major media attention on the money's disappearance from an armored car, Coyle decides to keep it. What ensues is partly a police procedural (will the cops find Joey?), but the drama, as Bowden relates the story, lies mainly in Coyle's rapid, drug-mediated deterioration into panic and paranoia as he attempts to launder and stash the money. Bowden's narrative is succinct and fast-moving, spare but complete, and ends in a farcical trial, in which Coyle tries an insanity defense, followed by Hollywood's muddled attempt to turn the story into a feel-good movie starring John Cusack. The tale has a sad conclusion, as Coyle's attempt to live up to his new role as a kind of urban hero fails. This is a smaller tale than Bowden's earlier ones, but a satisfying one, smartly told. (Oct.)

Forecast:As Bowden writes, who doesn't dream of finding $1 million? This should have wide appeal, aided by Bowden's reputation.

Reviewed on: 08/05/2002
Release date: 10/01/2002
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%%REVIEW_IMAGE(978-0-87113-859-0,FINDERS KEEPERS: The Story of a Man Who Found use Business::ISBN qw(:all); use LWP::Simple; use XML::Simple; my($isbn_struct,$isbn10_string,$isbn13_string,$isbn10,$isbn13,$ASIN,$linetext); my($has_ad, $box_style, $buy_amazon, $buy_apple, $buy_indiebound, $buy_powells, $buy_google, $buy_bandn, $drawer_style); ++$main::ENV{'buy_counter'}; my ($isbn) = "978-0-87113-859-0"; if("1"){ $has_ad = 1; } $linetext = ""; my $no_image = ""; if($linetext){ $box_style .= "display:none;position:absolute;z-index:99999;width:100px;"; $drawer_style .= "display:block;"; } else{ $drawer_style .= "display:none;"; } if($isbn =~ s/^ASIN(.+)/$1/){ $ASIN = 1; $buy_amazon = "http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/$isbn/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=publiweekl05-20"; } else{ $isbn_struct = Business::ISBN->new($isbn); if($isbn_struct && $isbn_struct->is_valid){ $isbn10 = $isbn_struct->as_isbn10; $isbn13 = $isbn_struct->as_isbn13; $isbn10_string = $isbn10->as_string([]); $isbn13_string = $isbn13->as_string([]); $buy_amazon = "http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/$isbn10_string/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=publiweekl05-20"; $buy_apple = "http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn$isbn13_string?at=10lvId"; $buy_indiebound = "http://www.indiebound.org/book/$isbn13_string?aff=PublishersWeekly"; $buy_powells = "http://www.powells.com/partner/41251/biblio/$isbn13_string?p_isbn"; $buy_google = "https://play.google.com/store/search?q=$isbn13_string&c=books&PAfiiliateID=11lwg2"; $buy_bandn = "http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-7485766-11819508?url=http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/?ean=$isbn13_string"; # my $bnxml = get("https://pds.barnesandnoble.com/fetch-data-service/productAffiliate?ids=$isbn13_string"); # # if($bnxml){ # my $xmlDoc = XML::Simple->new(); # my $xmlHash = $xmlDoc->XMLin($bnxml); # # if( $xmlHash->{'ProductAffiliateResult'} # && $xmlHash->{'ProductAffiliateResult'}->{'Product'} # && $xmlHash->{'ProductAffiliateResult'}->{'Product'}->{'Url'}){ # $buy_bandn = "http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-4260421-11819508?url=" . $xmlHash->{'ProductAffiliateResult'}->{'Product'}->{'Url'}; # } # } # # $buy_bandn = "http://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?mid=36889&id=uWBQGnFbkjk&murl=http%3A%2F%2Fcart2.barnesandnoble.com%2FShop%2Fxt_manage_cart.asp%3Fean%3D$isbn13_string%26productcode%3DBK"; } } my $title = "FINDERS KEEPERS: The Story of a Man Who Found $1 Million"; if($linetext){ print "$linetext\n"; print "
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