Look at this!  

Today the L.A. Times launches a project in fiction, a multi-contributor serial called “Money Walks.” The first installment, written by Mary McNamara, introduces us to a world much like our own, different only in that all the money has disappeared. Or maybe that isn’t different at all.In

 In “Money Walks,” each short chapter will be written by a different Los Angeles novelist, including Jerry Stahl, Marissa Silver, Seth Greenland, Denise Hamilton and Aimee Bender. Mary McNamara promises she’ll wrap it all up April 24.

That’s the eve of the Festival of Books