As the summer of 2004 draws to a close, Archy Stallings and Nat
Jaffe are still hanging in there -- longtime friends, bandmates,
and co-regents of Brokeland Records, a kingdom of used vinyl
located in the borderlands of Berkeley and Oakland. Their wives,
Gwen Shanks and Aviva Roth-Jaffe, are the Berkeley Birth Partners,
a pair of semi-legendary midwives who have welcomed, between them,
more than a thousand newly minted citizens into the dented utopia
at whose heart--half tavern, half temple--stands Brokeland
When ex-NFL quarterback Gibson Goode, the fifth-richest black
man in the United States, announces plans to build his latest
Dogpile megastore on a nearby stretch of Telegraph Avenue, Nat and
Archy fear it means certain doom for their vulnerable little
enterprise. Meanwhile, Aviva and Gwen also find themselves caught
up in a battle for their professional existence, one that tests the
limits of their friendship. Adding another layer of complication to
the couples' already tangled lives is the surprise appearance of
Titus Joyner, the teenage son Archy has never acknowledged and the
love of fifteen-year-old Julius Jaffe's life.
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