The last remaining tenant in a condemned New York tenement, Harry Lesser struggles against rising panic and escalating odds to complete the novel he started ten years earlier.
Then he stumbles on a black man, sitting typing in one of the deserted flats: Willie Spearmint, soul writer.
Touchy, hostile and anti-semitic, demanding then denouncing Lesser's critical help with his floridly violent tales of oppression, Spearmint is exactly what Lesser doesn't need - or does he?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 05/08/1999
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099289876