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“Catchpenny” climbs the steps of public transportation with Wilbur, at once great and mighty, at the next underfunded, on the lam, past middle-age, having no marketable skills. How does Wilbur respond to the loss of his prestige and fortune? Can he rise above by sheer willpower and determination? What will he do to survive? More

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About Brian Madigan

I came about in the era of plaid suits, bell-bottoms, long shirt collars and dandy moustaches, also, love was free.

Times have changed.

People and their personalities and behaviors may not, but instead revolve, perhaps tumble, on through space and time from their point of manifestation to their end and back again, cosmically recycled, sometimes improved, "value-added" having evolved from the traits grab-bag into something stronger, more elaborate, smarter; other times a flawed amalgam, rusty, weak, angry, greedy.

I’m fascinated by all who dip their bits in the human gene pool for their lap or splash-about, whether by choice or by chance.

I write about them, my interpretation, striving to hit the sweet-spot of perspicacity. Many have found my stories to be entertaining and insightful.

Dad came from a newspaper man, and himself was a writer; I stand on their shoulders. Also, the ones still alive who afford me their encouragement, loyalty and love; I stand on their shoulders and I'm grateful for their support.

I reside in Midwest America, where I grow grapes and make wine on a small scale when I am not writing or working.

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Review by: Linda Davidson on June 2, 2014 :
This book was full of wit and intelligence. I could not believe such a relatively short read could tell such an insightful and complete story but it did. This was my second read from this author and once again his character and story have left a lasting impression. Loved it.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Thomas O'Hara on May 18, 2014 :
I read "The Squeeze is On" by the same author and quickly went out and got this one next. Like the acclaim page on his websight says, "Madigan has a rare gift...Catchpenny is engaging from beginning to end." I found that to be true--couldn't put it down--although I assume Wilbur is an imagined character, his story could be real. I was touched by his harsh tranformation and the reality he came up hard against, even though in a former lifetime he was not an especially likeable character....
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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