What happens when four guys confront the enormity of being thirty? If it's Sandy Stern, he worries about the fact that he's a down-and-out artist about to lose both his apartment and his girl. If it's Joel Harlowe, a materialistic drug dealer, his charmed life in the fast lane is leading to a dead end. If it's Edmund Black, he's crushed by the weight of the past, seeking a precarious refuge in madness. And if it's George Wells, he's a waiter with a unfinished Ph.D., trying to cope with the impending death of his once powerful politician father.
So when Joel Harlowe plans the biggest, most outrageous Halloween party ever to hit Excelsior Springs, New York, all hell breaks loose. A series of absurd and tragic events reveals each of these men's most secret dreams, hopes and fears, and transforms his life in this once elegant upstate town.
Four friend emerge from the illusions of youth to discover who ther really are in this unforgettable chronicle of life in a typical American town, 80s style James Howard Kunstler, author of five critically acclaimed novels, has created a masterfully drawn tragi-comic universe, poignant and devastating