A Singular Man

By JP Donleavy


What will happen to George Smith?

Mysteriously rich and desperately lonely, George appears to be under attack from all quarters: his former wife and four horrible children are suing to get his money; his dipsomaniacal housekeeper is trying to arouse his carnal interest; and his secretary, the beautiful, blond Miss Tomson, will barely give him the time of day.

Making matters even worse are the threatening letters:

‘Dear Sir:

Only for the moment are we saying nothing.

Yours, etc.,
Present Associates’

Despite such precautions as a two-inch-thick surgical steel door and a bulletproof limousine, Smith remains worried. So he undertakes to build a giant mausoleum, complete with plumbing, in which to live.

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