"The well-drawn characters complement Margolis's wry observations on Manhattan life and the ups and downs of marriage and career." -PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY "Fans of Tom Wolfe and Jonathan Franzen will revel in this zesty tale of penthouse envy and dot-com detumescence." -BOOKLIST When Peggy Gimmel decides to sell the apartment she bought decades ago for a few thousand dollars, she's thrilled to discover that it's worth almost $2 million. But her sudden windfall triggers a cascade of unexpected events and plunges her into the dizzying orbit of Lucinda Wells, one of Manhattan's most successful and ruthless real-estate agents. Peggy's not the only one at Lucinda's mercy. There's also the technology entrepreneur struggling to salvage his sinking company while gut-renovating his home, the socialite exiled from Park Avenue to the pullout sofa of her parents' West Side apartment, the illegal immigrant amassing a fortune printing money, and the clueless widow trying to unload a world-class collection of fake artwork. These are just some of the characters whose lives intersect in unlikely ways, all of them nearly overwhelmed by the rocketing real-estate market and the hard-charging broker who holds the key to their future. As he interweaves these often suspenseful and frequently comical stories, Margolis captures the zeitgeist of a cultural moment, keeping us turning the pages with the rise and fall of his characters' fortunes.
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|Size: ||1.7 MB|
|Publisher: ||Diversion Books|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9781626818620 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|