(From the publisher):
from the publisher
This is the story of Myron Weagle and of America. Myron wanted to create the perfect hotel—a work of art. He worked and dreamed his way from bell boy in the American House in Black Thread Center, where Pa and Ma Weagle kept the brass-bound register on a swivel, to head of one of the six largest hotels in the world. His progress is a great panorama of America, done with sympathy and vitriol.
From Pa and Ma Weagle who kept the pen in a potato; Jock McCreedy the bartender with an ideal of service and J. Hector Warlock who knew what a guest should expect; the widowed demonstrator of Humming Bird Flour who knew about love, Tansy the chambermaid who understood his dream, and Ora the pet who went to Yale for a day; from these and a thousand others, Myron Weagle learned with eagerness and bitterness and faith what the public wanted in a hotel that should be a work of art.
Original title: Work of Art
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Humor→ Satire
- Dedication: "To PHILIP GOODMAN"