River Oaks Bookstore presents Marc Grossberg
In his debut novel, Marc Grossberg portrays post-millennium Houston as it is, a glitzy place full of larger-than-life characters where anyone can make it. It is the landscape where the country-club and café-society sets clash amidst clever legal maneuvering, big law firm politics, a Ponzi scheme and judicial corruption. Only someone with the experience of being a lifelong Houstonian and a veteran of 50 years of practicing law could have pulled it off.
The Best People: A Tale of Trials and Errors is a legal drama and social satire set in Houston which offers a glimpse into a world in which you can’t always tell who the best people are. The Best People is also the story of Pilar Galt, a sensuous, intelligent single mother from the Houston barrios, for whom a temp assignment evolves into a relationship with the richest man in town. Her path intersects with Paddy's and eventually converges during a pivotal time in her life when she must overcome self-destructive tendencies to survive.
What follows is a cautionary tale for anyone who thinks power, money, and a winning outcome justifies unethical means.