Chapter Two: Enter Quincas
Nicole Galland

This serialized, real-time Vineyard novel, Moby Rich, began in last Friday’s Gazette and will continue every Friday, here on page two-A, for a year. For those of you who, in the happy hubbub of Memorial Day weekend, missed chapter one of Moby Rich, here is a synopsis: Our narrator (“Call me Becca”), a 40-something Vineyard native, has just returned home after decades in Manhattan.

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Moby Rich: Chapter One
Nicole Galland

Chapter One

Dear P:

Call me Becca! That’s what everyone still calls me, back here on the rock. I love it; makes me feel like a kid again.

Getting here was a pain in the butt. There are now several ways of schlepping to the Vineyard from NYC without a car (or a private jet), but I don’t know that any of them are an improvement over the old standby: bus from Port Authority to Woods Hole, and then the ferry.

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Moby Rich: The Epilogue
Nicole Galland

Moby Rich told the story of native Islander (“Call me Becca”) who returned home after many years away, to help her unstable Uncle Abe keep his landscaping business, Pequot, afloat. Abe had a monomaniacal fear and loathing of Richard Moby, the CEO of an off-Island wholesale nursery, who unscrupulously took over one Island landscaping business and undercut five others, provoking Abe to try to “destroy” Moby. To complicate matters, Moby was engaged to Abe’s ex-wife, Gwen.

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Chapter 53: The Chase (aka Final Chapter)
Nicole Galland

To Date: A native Islander (“Call me Becca”) has returned home after many years away, to help her unstable Uncle Abe keep his landscaping business, Pequot, afloat. Abe has a monomaniacal fear and loathing of Richard Moby, the CEO of an off-Island wholesaler, Broadway Nursery. In early 2009, Moby unscrupulously took over one Island landscaping business and undercut five others, thus re-invigorating Abe to try to “destroy” Moby. To further complicate matters, Moby is engaged to Abe’s ex-wife, Gwen.

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Chapter 52: Prelude to a Chase
Nicole Galland

In this year-long serialized novel set on the Vineyard in real time, a native Islander (“Call me Becca”) returns home after many years away, to help her unstable Uncle Abe keep his landscaping business, Pequot, afloat. Abe has a monomaniacal fear and loathing of Richard Moby, the CEO of an off-Island wholesaler, Broadway Nursery. Recently, Moby unscrupulously took over one Island landscaping business and undercut 5 others, thus re-invigorating Abe to try to “destroy” Moby.

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Chapter 50: Becca Stands Alone
Nicole Galland

In this year-long serialized novel set on the Vineyard in real time, a native Islander (“Call me Becca”) returns home after two decades to help her eccentric Uncle Abe keep his landscaping business, Pequot, afloat. Abe fears and detests Richard Moby, the CEO of an off-Island wholesale nursery, Broadway. Convinced that Moby wants to destroy Abe personally, and all Island-based landscaping/nursery businesses generally, Abe is obsessed with “taking down” Moby.

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Chapter 50: Quincas, Up and Down
Nicole Galland

In this year-long serialized novel set on the Vineyard in real time, a native Islander (“Call me Becca”) returns home after two decades to help her eccentric Uncle Abe keep his landscaping business, Pequot, afloat. Abe fears and detests Richard Moby, the CEO of an off-Island wholesale nursery, Broadway. Convinced that Moby wants to destroy Abe personally, and all Island-based landscaping/nursery businesses generally, Abe is obsessed with “taking down” Moby.

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Chapter 49: Abe Writes A Letter
Nicole Galland

In this year-long serialized novel set on the Vineyard in real time, a native Islander (“Call me Becca”) returns home after two decades to help her eccentric Uncle Abe keep his landscaping business, Pequot, afloat. Abe fears and detests Richard Moby, the CEO of an off-Island wholesale nursery, Broadway. Convinced that Moby wants to destroy Abe personally, and all Island-based landscaping/nursery businesses generally, Abe has been obsessed with “taking down” Moby.

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Chapter 48: Surviving April
Nicole Galland

In this year-long serialized novel set on the Vineyard in real time, a native Islander (“Call me Becca”) returns home after two decades to help her eccentric Uncle Abe keep his landscaping business, Pequot, afloat. Abe fears and detests Richard Moby, the CEO of an off-Island wholesale nursery, Broadway. Convinced that Moby wants to destroy Abe personally, and all Island-based landscaping/nursery businesses generally, Abe has been obsessed with “taking down” Moby.

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Chapter 47: Here Comes Quincas . . . Cottontail
Nicole Galland

In this year-long serialized novel set on the Vineyard in real time, a native Islander (Call me Becca) returns home after two decades to help her eccentric Uncle Abe keep his landscaping business, Pequot, afloat. Abe fears and detests Richard Moby, the chief executive of an off-Island wholesale nursery, Broadway. Convinced that Moby wants to destroy Abe personally, and all Island-based landscaping/nursery businesses generally, Abe has been obsessed with “taking down” Moby.

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