affluence the farts


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They glanced around at each other almost furtively, embarrassed, as Americans always seem to be, by the raw fact of their own success –as if cash were hardcooked eggs and affluence the farts that inevitably follow an overdose of same.
Source: It by Stephen King

What does the bolded expression mean? I know the literal meaning of the individual words but I can not guess the phrasal meaning. Is affluence is verb here? I know that in WR and other dictionaries, affluence is a noun but it does not seem to be the case in this sentence.

Thank you.
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