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Morton Martin Spell — a once-brilliant, now-infirm seventy-five-year-old writer — is sliding into delirium. He thinks Mount Sinai Hospital is an exclusive golf course and his catheter is a gym bag. His only link to reality is his thirty-five-year-old nephew, who makes his living as a hired gun for thirteen softball teams and still goes by the name College Boy.

But College Boy's body has begun to betray him — almost as much as his lack of ambition. (His only legitimate paycheck comes from a gig as a laugher on a morning radio show.) Not only that, the Dirt King, a small-time gangster who controls all the replacement soil in Central Park, is after College Boy. As their lives collide, College Boy takes refuge in the arms of Sheila — his uncle's cleaning woman and a part-time call girl.

And then it gets weird.

About the Author

Bill Scheft is the author of The Ringer and The Best of the Show: A Classic Collection of Wit and Wisdom. He spent eleven years as head monologue writer for David Letterman. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060512583
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Scheft, Bill
Author:
by Bill Scheft
Publisher:
Harper Paperbacks
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Uncles
Subject:
Softball players.
Subject:
Nephews
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
108-204
Publication Date:
20030701
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.99x5.30x.68 in. .40 lbs.

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