Helmut and Heidi Tübgürte own a small, artisanal yogurt company in a small nordic city where their family has always supplied the locals with some of the best yogurt in the world. A dream of expansion and a chance meeting with an enthusiastic American inspires them to take their brand to the USA, but unbeknownst to them, their new partner Tanner is more interested in branding and turning a quick profit than keeping any of his promises. With corners being cut and regulations being ignored, Tube-Gurt prepares to launch in the US and the results could ruin the family yogurt business forever.
Death has always been a big part of Carson’s life. Really, it’s a big part of everyone’s lives since everyone knows exactly when and how they are going to die. When it’s time for you to know, a mysterious call center calls to inform you of your upcoming demise. For many people, this information gives them a sense of purpose and drive. People organize lavish “Last Day” parties for their friends and family, enjoy extreme sports, and become closely connected to the people who are part of (or responsible for) their deaths. Unlike many people, Carson’s fate keeps changing. Left guessing what the end of his story will be, he lives his life navigating a world of certainty, uncertain of when his last call will be.
Richard Pennyberg is the richest man in Atlantic City, maybe even the world, and Mr. Pennyberg is no longer in the game. He has been convicted of a long list of criminal offenses and sent directly to jail. His many properties and businesses are now up for grabs as his holdings are dissolved, and key players in the city are now moving to grab up as much as they can. The fashion mogul, the race car driver, the oil man, the dog breeder, and even his slow-witted nephew are all rolling the dice to see if they can bargain, con, and steal to collect as much of Pennyberg’s fortune as they can. With the authorities shining a light on their shady business dealings and an intrepid reporter covering the story, it’s anyone’s guess who will make their monopoly, and who will go bust.