In marrying into the Trumpington millions, however, Stephen gets rather more than he bargained for. If it where just the gorgeous Sylvia, with her unexpected enthusiasm for rough sex, her obsession for finding her real mother, and her tendency to spend Stephen's nonexistent money rather than draw a cent from her own, presumably overflowing, coffers, things would be fine. But there is also her unpredictable adoptive father, who responds rather badly to any request for a handout. And then their is Sylvia's elegant, insatiable adoptive mother Drusilla, to whom Stephen finds himself inconveniently and conspicuously attracted.
Shuttling between his marital home--a two-room walk-up on the edge of the Bowery--and the Triumpingtons' lavish Upper East Side apartment, Stephen has little time or energy to pursue his dreams of achieving musical glory, and he has more misgivings by the day. It would seem to Stephen that the very rich are secretly different, but not exempt from tragedy, or even from wrong information.
Featuring fourteen elegant and witty original illustrations by Elliott Banfield, the artist whose drawings so enhanced the colorful antics of The Lady Who Like Clean Restrooms, Wrong Information Is Being Given Out At Princeton is a poem to a great city, an elegy on passion, a glorious, irreverent, picaresque journey--it is J.P Donleavy at his extraordinary best.
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