Lapham Rising (Paperback)

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Description


Harry March is something of a wreck and more than half nuts. Up until now, he has lived peacefully on an island in the Hamptons with his talking dog, Hector, a born-again Evangelical and unapologetic capitalist. But March's life starts to completely unravel when Lapham--an ostentatious multimillionaire who made his fortune on asparagus tongs--begins construction of a gargantuan mansion just across the way. To Harry, Lapham's monstrosity-to-be represents the fetid and corrupt excess that has ruined modern civilization. Which means, quite simply, that this is war.

About the Author


Winner of a Robert F. Kennedy Book Prize, a Peabody Award, an Emmy, and two Polk awards, Roger Rosenblatt is University Professor of Writing at Long Island University Southampton College. He writes essays for Time magazine and for The News Hour with Jim Lehrer. He lives in Manhattan and Quogue, Long Island.

Praise For…


“Lapham Rising brims with word play.”
-Weekly Standard

“This is Mr. Rosenblatt’s first novel. I hope it’s not his last.”
-New York Sun

“[An] uproarious debut…. Rosenblatt wields his satiric saber with skill and compassion. A-.”
-Entertainment Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060833626
ISBN-10: 0060833629
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: May 22nd, 2007
Pages: 243
Language: English