An early Jane Smiley, 2003, and a well-told tale. Joe Stratford is a messily divorced nice guy who sells real estate. He makes a good living and is comfortable in his life style...but there is no challenge. Then the challenge appears,..you know the one, quick and easy money, riches beyond mere "comfort".
What happens to Joe nice-guy when tempted outside of his comfort zone? Jane Smiley in her inimitable way will guide you through the challenges of Joe's life. A good read...and there is a lesson!