New York throughout the 1920s. Max Perkins, literary editor at Scribner’s Sons is the first to sign such subsequent literary greats as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. When a sprawling, chaotic 1,000-page manuscript by an unknown writer named Thomas Wolfe falls into his palms, Perkins is happy he has discovered a literary genius. Collectively the two males acquired right down to work on a mannequin for publication and a seemingly infinite wrestle over every single phrase ensues. Throughout this course of, Perkins the gentle family man and Wolfe the eccentric creator flip into shut – a relationship eyed with suspicion by their wives. When ‘Look Homeward, Angel’ turns into a robust success, the writer grows an increasing number of paranoid.