Out of Kilter

Out of Kilter

by Douglas Grant Johnson

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Overview

Out of Kilter by Douglas Grant Johnson

With his wife and son, Cliff Mills thinks he is sitting pretty. He works days as a highly-regarded auto mechanic, and nights on a college engineering degree. But he has to think again when a cruel depression, recession, economic downturn--or whatever the Sam Hill they want to call it instead of “disaster”--deals a crushing blow to him and a few million others. He is thrown out of work. Jobs are as scarce as dinosaurs. A bank failure robs him of his college tuition and he is faced with a major shift in his cherished goals. Even when he finds temporary work for a few days, his employer disappears with the money he needs to prevent eviction.

On top of it all, he’s sure he’s somehow let his family down. A friend in the same
boat asks if a fellow can afford to be honest anymore.

To avoid life in the local Hooverville, Cliff and his family are offered refuge in a small town where not only are his employment prospects likely worse, but he’ll have to adjust to a different way of life and learn a new set of skills if he’s to survive. It doesn’t help that he also lands square in the crosshairs of a gang of bootleggers who are ready to protect their territory with bullets. Everything in his life is truly Out of Kilter, and he’s pretty sure nobody’s doing anything about it.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016114279
Publisher: Douglas Johnson
Publication date: 12/19/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 778 KB

About the Author

Douglas Grant Johnson's stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
See his website: douglasgrantjohnson.com

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