New York City is a mecca for writers, both failures and successes. But very few can claim to be both, and even fewer can claim to have come second for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. Of course, even fewer have won, but our protagonist isn't one of those either. That protagonist is Mildred Clarance. After being hailed as the first great classic literature writer in the 21st century, he involuntarily decided to write two bad novels.