By Robert M. Tucker
Chance of a life-time depicts a gold hunt that faucets into the guts of a modern American relations with humor and sensitivity. Burnt-out middle-aged geology professor Wilson Trebourne is uninterested with the social, monetary, and ecological blight of Southern California. a lot to his family’s chagrin, he quits his activity on the collage, sells every little thing he owns, together with their attractive condo within the suburbs, then gambles his complete lifestyles mark downs on a distant gold mine within the mountains of Northern California. They notice their cabin is occupied by means of a recalcitrant previous squatter, Pinto candy, who refuses to maneuver out. as though leaving behind the yankee Dream isn’t adequate, Wilson is swindled by means of unscrupulous developer, invoice Dixon, who has different plans for Wilson’s new-found paradise.
Dixon isn't a guy to be trifled with. He continuously will get what he wishes through using a gang of threatening, yet hilariously incompetent, neighborhood thugs who get rid of squatters from public land so he can resell it. The magnanimous Wilson befriends such displaced people, Molly Carter, a tender difficult carny and sharpshooter, and Julian Ogilvy, a former librarian.
Wilson's clash with Dixon escalates while Wilson interferes with Dixon and his mega-resort venture. a few underhanded enterprise and nasty confrontations happen during this shaggy dog story, as Wilson makes an attempt to revive stability to the group, the surroundings, and to his family members life.
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