LIFE AIN'T KIND is an existentialistic novel about the perilous journey of a young college grad who hopes to become a concert violinist. Thinking that life is simply about making the right choices, Nathan Cosgray ultimately finds himself in deep trouble. His roommate and best friend, Phil Feingold, is about 20 years his senior and teaches Nat many important survival skills. However, their friendship sours after Phil's son, Karl, gets arrested for murder. Ironically, Nat himself finds himself finds himself in a heap of trouble for a crime he didn't commit. As Nat's world appears to crumble, he falls in love with a beautiful Creole woman named Dianah. Through their relationship all of his troubles disappear, and he becomes a Renaissance man, ready to conquer the world with his erudition and talents. The ending of this book is shocking.