A circus tent of wordplay and bizarre lexicography, this tale of two toilers in the trenches of dictionary-making is funny, creative and often amazes with the facility displayed by the author in making the English language fresh.
The struggle between labor and management in the early twentieth century was a violent, passionate and lengthy. This is the story of two brothers desperately trying to find their path through the dangerous wilderness of murderers, zealots and immoral tycoons.
If you had the chance to re-live your life by making pivotal choices differently, would you? And would you be any happier? This look at what we do to create our lives for ourselves is sensitive and affecting.