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Indians in the Arborvitae

Richard Fundy, a 43 year-old man whose wife has left him, moves in with his father after losing his position as a claims adjuster at Blessed Assurance Life and Casualty. He takes a job teaching American Studies at Button Gwinnet High School in his hometown and runs afoul with the principal, and has difficulty with his father, Elwood, who believes Indians spy on him from his arborvitae, and people with hyphenated last names signify the end of modern civilization. A series of misadventures follow, including crashing a funeral for a free lunch, visiting a strip mall hypnotist, disrupting a wedding ceremony, and participating in a ferret-legging competition.