In a comic romp through New York, Mr. Bartelme chronicles the hilarious escapades and misadventures of a pair of tile setters, Robert O'Rourke and his assistant Maurice, as they ply their trade everywhere from the sewer to the penthouse. In a series of vignettes, O'Rourke and Maurice encounter a whole panoply of characters who variously amuse, entertain, and occasionally torment them as they work their way through the kitchens, bathrooms, lobbies, and foyers of the metropolis, trying to maintain a certain equilibrium in the most trying circumstances. As craftsmen, they are obliged to maintain certain standards but their clients keep getting in the way with loony designs, goofy histrionics, and plain bad taste, which O'Rourke and his assistant must suffer gladly. At least until the check clears.
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January 2002 : USA Paperback
Author(s): Kevin Bartelme
ISBN: 1-887276-18-1 / 978-1-887276-18-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cool Grove Press
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