Herman Wouk weaves together many story threads in this epistolary novel. Wouk plays a major part in his own story as an author writing a book about the Moses story from the point of view of Aaron his brother. He is interrupted in this endeavor by a rich man who wants him to write the screenplay for a movie about Moses. He becomes involved as a consultant. Margo is the woman who is charged with writing the screenplay. The story follows the ups-and -downs of getting a major epic movie. This is an insider's view of Hollywood, high finance and the orthodox Jewish community rolled up in a romantic comedy.