A well written novel, great characters and an unusual story.
The first sentence goes along the lines of "I am Perry L. Crandall and I am not retarded". Perry tells us the story of his life, piece by piece and it takes a while to get the whole picture. He was brought up by his grandparents who encouraged and gave him the tools to survive in the world. He has a lot of good common sense rules to live by, a job and his best friend Keith, a Vietnam Vet.
It gets quite tense when Perry wins the lottery and his brothers and long lost mother come in trying to get the money from him. I felt nervous every page they showed up! But Perry has a way of handling things and people which brings good to all.
Well worth reading, I hope this first novel is followed by many more.