Very clever and fun. And the renovated house is on Washington Avenue in Fort Greene, I think, which is way cool.
I love the understated humor and I could really relate to the protagonist. All of the characters seemed extremely fresh (the book was published in 1971.) The wife’s dialogue was especially brilliant, as were the parents from Boise.
The end was a little odd and didn’t seem entirely in keeping with the rest of the novel. I will say no more.