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The Bureaucrat of Last Resort (Paperback)

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Richard Gillies is a brilliant technocrat in a Lower East Side Welfare office, manipulating a broken bureaucracy and crude computer system to keep at least a few sad and hurting claimants going. But Richard is coming to the breaking point himself, helplessly pining for warm, zaftig co-worker Marilyn. One night, to his shame, Richard approaches an oddly alluring and shy street-prostitute, only to recognize a lovely but deeply disturbed woman he had been unable to help at the office. The woman is more upset at the encounter than Richard, and experiences a seizure. In his efforts to find help, he confronts the charismatic General, who commands a homeless community in an abandoned subway station. But the General turns the tables on Richard. He had been to Richards office and seen his command of that terrain. He insists Richard must now decide what he thinks is more important, Christinas life or a bunch of empty bureaucratic rules he is surely clever enough to break. Pity defeats fear and Richard tricks the system into helping Christina. Its the first thing that has felt good in a long while. Even Marilyn notices the difference in him. Now, can he stop playing Robin Hood? *Author: Rosenblatt, Eric L. *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 292 *Publication Date: 2008/03/01 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.00 x 6.00 x 0.66 inches


Publisher iUniverse
Mfg Part# 9780595485628
SKU 207945589
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0595485626
Release Date 4/17/2008
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