Alan H. Rolnick grew up in a sleepy river town on the Hudson, playing baseball and Beatles songs, wishing he lived someplace different. Twenty years of law practice in Miami, whose heart-stopping beauty and self-absorbed chaos challenged him daily to figure out where on earth he was, left no doubt he’d gotten his wish.
It also left him harvesting a bumper crop of subtropical dark humor for his first novel, Landmark Status, a wild ride through Miami with a crew of unforgettable characters bent on outmaneuvering each other in the race to raze a run-down bar and raise a fabulous high-rise on its grave.
The critics are raving about Landmark Status:
"Immensely entertaining . . . colorful characters . . . wacky courtroom scenes . . . I laughed out loud . . . Well done!" (Front Street Reviews)
"This comedic mystery was a hoot . . . enjoyable romp . . . hilarious scenes . . . memorable characters . . . fun read." (Heartland Reviews)
"Landmark Status is the kind of book you might try to retell in three sentences or less, but before long you realize you really can’t. In the same way that many of Mark Twain’s stories forestall a simple recap and always lose something, Alan Rolnick’s story is packed with oblique references, literary play on words, and situational comedy that you really need to read to appreciate. . . . This is a great read and you will not be disappointed!" (Roundtable Reviews)