Perry's IQ is only 76, but he's not stupid. His grandmother taught him everything he needs to know to survive: she taught him to write things down so he won't forget them. She taught him to play the lottery every week. And, most important, she taught him whom to trust. When Gram dies, Perry is left orphaned and bereft at the age of 31. Then his weekly Washington State Lottery ticket wins him 12 million dollars, and he finds he has more family than he knows what to do with.
From the best-selling author of Lottery comes a new novel about greed, survival, and what's really important in life. At the bottom of the heap, there's nowhere to go but up. Waitress Tammy Tyree knows this intimately. Her life is a continual struggle of managing an eccentric uncle, looking after a younger brother who's not quite right, and doing everything she can to keep her family together in the small town of Spring, Washington.
"A TERRIFIC Funny Story with Terrific Narration"
In this issue: "Sonia from the Bronx", by Ian Frazier; "Dog's Dinner", by Lauren Collins; "Putin's Dragon", by Joshua Yaffa; "In Search of Forty Winks", by Patricia Marx; "Unsuitable Boys", by James Wood; and "The Waves", by Hilton Als.