The Plainview Lottery
A satirical, humorous mystery of greed and obsession in small-town, rural America
by Markas Dvaras
Pub Date 25 Dec 2016
Plainview is a Town With Everything Going for it...
...and with none of the problems one would expect to see in a typical American town. No poverty, no homelessness, no unemployment-- not even a litter problem.
Five Mysterious Strangers Arrive One Day, Uninvited...
...and pulling a wagon-load of gold bars behind them. They propose to run a lottery for Plainview, with the gold as the grand prize. With little discussion, Plainview readily agrees-- and that's the first in a series of hilarious mistakes.
And They Proceed to Turn the Town Upside-Down!
The lottery soon becomes the most important thing to the residents of Plainview, much to the detriment of the way of life they had come to know and love...
And the Next Thing They Know, the Whole Town is in the Grips of "Lottery Fever!"
Now meet James Henderson-- he's an award-winning journalist for Plainview's local paper, The Plainview Review. He suspects they are being swindled after he notices there are no winning numbers being drawn, and he decides to write an article that will expose everything.
Will a Hero Emerge to Save Plainview From Certain Disaster?
Can James prove anything for his article? Can he stop his hometown from succumbing to "Lottery Fever?" Does it even matter?
Will Anyone Ever Win the Thing? Even if They Did, What Would They Do With the Grand Prize?
Will Plainview ever admit to making a mistake? Will the town learn anything from the experience and get back to being productive again? What will the tipping point look like?
A hilarious cautionary tale of greed, obsession, and redemption, a humorous mystery, and a satirical tall tale rolled into one, The Plainview Lottery will have you laughing and rethinking the role of money in society.
This book took my mind on a analytical ride of twists and turns and into the minds of the townspeople of Plainview during a "once in a life time" town lottery. The novel was set in a time that was about as innocent as it could get, while keeping a level of suspense during each lotto drawing of "What next?" It was hilarious! - Amazon review