A book about love and financial crisis.The book reveals the kind of spiritual crisis which, more often than not, accompanies life’s great trials.
A guy with a happy family is left destitute following the financial crisis which burst the American real estate bubble and, on top of his financial and accommodation woes, is then abandoned by his wife and their two children. He ends up with a little clothing, two books and a tarpaulin. He leads the life of a semi-vagabond, getting himself back off the street through a string of poorly-paid jobs and, in a lucky break, is discovered by a film-maker who wants to give him a role in a film about the victims of the financial crisis which has shaken America. With his help, he finds a place to stay in an annex of the studio and continues to work as an extra in other productions. In one of these productions, he finds love with a pretty actress. He recovers professionally too, setting up a small team of joiners which grows day by day. His relationship is shaken by an episode from his partner’s past, which leads to their break-up, but Ralph’s lucky star doesn’t set; on the contrary it continues to rise towards its one-time zenith. He rediscovers an old flame and fully recovers his self-confidence.