Don't Stop the Carnival Characters

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Norman Paperman

A New York Jew, Norman Paperman is a classic Type A personality: high-strung, anxious, unable to relax, slightly paranoid. Paperman has had a heart attack after a long career as a Broadway publicity agent, perhaps the result of his guilt over having had affairs with numerous actresses as well as his high-pressure lifestyle. He envisions the Caribbean as a peaceful paradise where he can relax and let his New York-based anxieties dissipate in the tropical breezes. When he buys the Gull Reef Club on the island of Amerigo (formerly known as Kinja), Paperman expects a nice quiet life where he and his wife Henny can retire and heal themselves and their marriage. What he encounters, instead, is a nonstop carnival of chaos and madness that pushes him to the point where he fears another heart attack. The resulting conflicts between Paperman's anxious personality and the multiple crises...

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