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Free Marcus Katz

A Curated Collection of Yelp Reviews - A Novel

Howard Marc Chesley


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Woven into his odd, chatty Yelp reviews of restaurants, stores and services, 22-year-old Aspie Marcus Katz chronicles in vivid detail how, after the death of his doting mother, he is railroaded by the Los Angeles probate court into an abusive conservatorship. When his bullying conservator tries to warehouse him in a run-down, dead-end group home, intending to drain his inheritance, Marcus runs away to Oregon, pursued by his conservator, on a risky, ill-advised road trip to meet up with fellow Aspie Durinda, a devoted fan of his now viral Yelp reviews. She lives with others also on the autism spectrum on a collective farm in rural Oregon. It is here that Marcus hopes to make a stand and finally take control of his life.

Roundfire Books, 9781789049824, 184pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2022

About the Author

Born in Boston, Howard Marc Chesley is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars. He has worked as writer of television and films. His highly praised first novel, Some Books Aren't for Reading was nominated for a 2019 Man Booker Award. Howard lives in and often writes about Los Angeles, CA.