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Carpenters and craft, friendship and rivalry: Wally is building a mansion for a dot-com multimillionaire in the Silicon Valley of California. As the dot-com's stock keeps rising, the size of the house - and the owner's ego - keep growing. Wally and his colorful crew may be into something that's over their heads. When little guys work for bigshots, who gets nailed?
From bungling to burglary, from demolishing concrete to racing beltsanders, from love of tools to falling in love, everyone will encounter Wally's Laws of Construction - or are they Laws of Life? Each house, it seems, is a miracle.
Joe Cottonwood is a contractor in the Silicon Valley of California where he has been building houses - and fixing homes - for over 30 years. He is the author of FAMOUS POTATOES and other novels.
|Realism:||Consistent with real world, no magic, no unachieved science|
|Setting Type:||Urban (city)|
|Time Period:||2000 - 2009|
|Age:||Other or N/A|
|Gender:||Other or N/A|
Styles & Themes
|Inspires Reader to Feel:||Confident/Self-Motivated|
|Mysteries & Puzzles:||Modest mystery element(s) to story|
|Physical Action:||Minor and occasional action|
|Political/Social Commentary:||Heavy use of social and political themes on a personal level|
|Romance:||Significant romantic themes|