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Lapham Rising

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Lapham Rising

By Roger Rosenblatt

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780060833626, 243pp.

Publication Date: May 22, 2007

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.



Praise For Lapham Rising

“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