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Barton Dawes’ unremarkable but comfortable existence suddenly takes a turn for the worst. Highway construction puts him out of work and simultaneously forces him out of his home. Dawes isn’t the sort of man who will take an insult of this magnitude lying down. His single-minded determination to fight the inevitable course of progress drives his wife and friends away while he tries to face down the uncaring bureaucracy that has destroyed his once comfortable life.
THEY TARGETED HIS LIFE FOR DEMOLITION
That's how George Bart Dawes saw it when a conglomerate bought the company he worked for and made him feel like a number . . .
When the government told him to move out of the home he had put a lifetime of living into to make way for a highway project . . .
It seemed to George that his whole world had been invaded by acquisitive demons who expected him to surrender to their will. Calmly. Politely. Step aside. No waves please.
But some very incorruptible voice in George's mind kept reassuring him that, sooner or later, the Irresistible Force of progress would come face to face with an Immovable Object--the will of George Bart Dawes. The impact, he suspected, would be shattering . . .