FOIE GRAS by Tom Leighton

It’s the Millennium, Chris Finn has a few million-dollar trades under his belt and it’s his big Three-O. Celebrate! The foodie guy from Boston’s hard-scrabble Dorchester has made it big time on Wall Street and knows just how to do that:

top Bordeaux, foie gras, champagne Krug, a table of foodie friends from Boston now making it in the Apple, and a Park Avenue woman in his life who can match his tennis game. This dude has made it. And then comes 9/11, and in 2002 the stock market explodes.
Reboot. Or crash and burn.

In Antique Alley in rural New Hampshire lives Nancy, his mom’s cousin who has been his guardian angel throughout his life, a reprobate liberal he spars with, and all the family he has left. Shaken by his suicidal jaywalk against Manhattan traffic — a kill-me-if-you-can moment — he calls her: Get up here! She doesn’t mince words, and she’s always had a magic formula for his life, and this time it’s: Time to go to Europe; you’ve got a cousin in Paris.

What cousin?

She teases him with tidbits: You’ve earned the Grand Tour.

Yes he has. He’d worked his way through B-school and interned summers; he’s never done Europe. And a foodie needs to do Paris. She’s lit a spark.

His life will never be the same again.

Free chapters of Foie Gras — teaser and cliffhanger

Foie Gras is not a short novel. And so to get you hooked on the story, I’m offering the first twelve/thirteen chapters as a teaser that leads to a cliffhanger. These chapters star Chris Finn, the Millennium Man, in New York and elsewhere in the US, takes the reader with him to his first European stop on his Grand Tour, London, and then on to the mystery cousin in Paris. Where voilà his life will take some dramatic turns and change forever.

Click on that choice at the top of this page for the start of the adventure.

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