Switchback by Mathew Klein read by Chris Patton

Timothy Van Bender’s beautiful, disappointed wife signed a pre-nuptial agreement which protected Timothy’s inherited wealth from the contingency of her (slightly embarrassing) lower class. When she commits suicide, Timothy is left with a failing hedge fund, a not-yet redecorated house in Silicon Valley, his membership at the Menlo Circus Club, where executives indicted for securities fraud bring their second wives, and a lot of disinformation about his twenty year marriage. Alcohol and a hunger for capital ‘incentivizes’ lots of confused and desperate beliefs: Timothy invests in a biogenetic engineer who promises him a new body, alongside a new version of his old wife. Timothy stops off at a bar, just before committing suicide and discovers that things are not at all as they seem to be. Fast, twisted, well told morality tale.