Arnold Markowitz, a painter and part-time math teacher at a second rate college, lives in hiding in the woods on “Mt. Markowitz” with his young wife and two small children. Life is simple and sweet until Leo Saperstone, a local developer, appears with surveyors and Arnie’s little piece of paradise is threatened with construction of a Mall. The Szorskys, his farming neighbors have already sold out. It doesn’t look good.This is war as one single man determined to protect his nest takes on the developers.
The book opens with Lenny Rosenthal, tax attorney and president of Arnold’s high school class, writing to the alumnae to invite them to a reunion in Brooklyn. The letter prompts a call from Arnold. He needs a lawyer to fight the developers. Lenny, tired of living with his mother, offers to come to the rescue, even if his specialty is the IRS— anyhow, what are friends for?
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