At once humorous and dramatic, Three Dollars is about Eddie, an honest, compassionate man who finds himself, at the age of thirty-eight, with a wife, a child, and three dollars. At any other time the world would have smiled on him. But this is the nineties and the world values other things. A brilliantly deft and poignant portrait of a man attempting to retain his humanity, his family, and his sense of humor in a corporate world.
Elliot Perlman was born in 1964. His work has appeared in various publications including Picador New Writing 3 and Faber First Fictions. In 1994 he won The Age Short Story Competition for The Reasons I Won't Be Coming. He lives in Melbourne, Australia where he works as a barrister.
“...a wittily assured first novel.... a sad, angry, disconcertingly funny reflection of the way we live now.”
— Times Literary Supplement, London UK
Publication Date: September 1, 1999
trim size: 5 x 8