A young couple inherits a 10 million-dollar apartment on Fifth Avenue, and soon after the windowsill becomes inhabited by Central Park’s famous white-tailed hawk. The novella follows the general chronology of Pale Male’s nesting and controversial eviction from one of the most exclusive buildings in Manhattan. A finance executive and his heiress girlfriend give a glimpse into the lives of wealthy Upper East Siders. As the birds proliferate, the power couple is torn apart by their inability to conceive a child. An intriguing tale of infertility and infidelity that challenges the ideas of matrimony and monogamy. A classic New York story of real estate lust and instinct vs. human pride.