Big Man Coming Down the Road

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Big Man Coming Down the Road

Big Man Coming Down the Road In life multi millionaire Everett Eastman was a ruthless industrialist a bad husband and an absentee father In death he becomes really aggravating In a farewell gesture to his three scattered offs

  • Title: Big Man Coming Down the Road
  • Author: Brad Smith
  • ISBN: 9780143051770
  • Page: 490
  • Format: Paperback
  • In life, multi millionaire Everett Eastman was a ruthless industrialist, a bad husband, and an absentee father In death, he becomes really aggravating In a farewell gesture to his three scattered offspring, he bequeaths each one of them a tarnished jewel from his declining empire.The slothful and duplicitous Ben receives the thriving auto parts plant that he already overIn life, multi millionaire Everett Eastman was a ruthless industrialist, a bad husband, and an absentee father In death, he becomes really aggravating In a farewell gesture to his three scattered offspring, he bequeaths each one of them a tarnished jewel from his declining empire.The slothful and duplicitous Ben receives the thriving auto parts plant that he already oversees He immediately sets his sights on acquiring all three companies Reality challenged Ethan gains ownership of a failing distillery Their sister, the independent Kick, reluctantly assumes the reins of Great North, a small publishing company and sometime music producer.The trio learn from the will s executor former NHL er turned farmer Will Montgomery that the departing Everett has seen fit to challenge them with a series of codicils Ben is required to fulfill a major parts contract while Ethan has to get the whisky plant back in the black And Kick a chronically impoverished documentary film maker with a project on the go in Wyoming is dismayed to learn that she is required to produce a back tax album with a fading country music star The singer, Jonah Peck, proves to be every bit as cantankerous and difficult as Everett Eastman himself Which means that Kick is out of the frying pan.And into the fire.

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    1. Patricia on said:

      Big Man Coming Down the RoadBrad SmithPenguin Canada, 2007, 357 ppsBN No. 978-0-14-305177-0Crooked Pear Farm is where Everett Eastman died. He died shooting at snapping turtles that were disturbing his ducks. Everett was a multi-millionaire and had three children, none by the same mother. But Everett was running out of steam and spent his days watching the turtles and the ducks and having a few drinks.Everett’s children Ben, Ethan and Kick were amazed at the reading of the will. Will Montgomer [...]

    2. Sam on said:

      A neglective crochity father gives away all his millions and leaves his kids each a failing company with a stipulation that they have 1 year to make them solvent upon his death, otherwise the companies are sold off and proceeds go to charity. Ethan (youngest son who like to speak in Bob Dylan lyric quotations) gets a brewery, Kick (his documentary producing daughter) gets a record company, and Ben gets a car plant that he has been "managing" for 10 years.This is the first time I've read Brad Smi [...]

    3. Chi Dubinski on said:

      Kick Eastman is a documentary film maker trying to get an interview with a Wyoming farmer battling big business. When she gets word that her millionaire father has died she assumes she'll receive enough money to finish her filming. But Everett Eastman was a cold, eccentric man, who gave away all his money before he died, leaving only three businesses to be divided among his offspring. Kick's brother Ben plots to squeeze everything he can from the estate, while brother Ethan sows marijuana seeds [...]

    4. Katya Epstein on said:

      I enjoy Brad Smith's writing; his characters are interesting (although in this case the bad guy was just too much of a straight up asshole I found it hard to imagine somebody being SUCH a jerk) and his prose is competent. But the story overall just didn't do it for me, and the ending was a little predictable.

    5. Beth Sammons on said:

      Puts the fun in dysfunctionalFamily drama. This blended family had been separated for years until the dad dies. His will brought the kids back together. Each was assigned a task toplete with a business he had willed them. Johanna the housekeeper, Will the neighbors, and Raney the lawyer help Kick and Ethan after Ben the keniever plots to take away their shares.

    6. Eero on said:

      I guess there was a Chekhov's gun, of sorts. Anyway, a fun read. Three siblings inherit businesses from their father, but they have to meet certain conditions if they are to keep them. One brother is crooked , the other nice but a bit spaced, so it falls on the plucky sister to fix things.

    7. Kathleen Gray on said:

      Fine prose and a decent plot but unlikable characters made this a so so read for me.Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC.

    8. Harry Annan on said:

      Love this guy's writing. Complete characters & a fast read.

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