New York within the 1920s. Max Perkins, literary editor at Scribner’s Sons is the primary to signal such subsequent literary greats as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. When a sprawling, chaotic 1,000-page manuscript by an unknown author named Thomas Wolfe falls into his palms, Perkins is satisfied he has found a literary genius. Collectively the 2 males got down to work on a model for publication and a seemingly infinite wrestle over each single phrase ensues. Throughout this course of, Perkins the mild household man and Wolfe the eccentric creator turn into shut – a relationship eyed with suspicion by their wives. When ‘Look Homeward, Angel’ turns into a powerful success, the author grows more and more paranoid.