Kurt Wenzel is the acclaimed author of the novel Lit Life. In Gotham Tragic, the New York-based writer skewers celebrity culture with dead-on humor and deft plotting. Wenzel's subject, Kyle Clayton, is an author whose drunken escapades draw as much interest as his novels. But when he attempts to turn over a new leaf, he finds that years of excess are not so easily left behind. His engagement to a Turkish woman and conversion to Islam are threatened by an old flame and by militant Muslims who declare a fatwa against him.