In his late fifties Ben Shirazi, like almost all the
partners who reached that age except for the top three
or four, had retired from Deloitte; by then he was
worth easily five million dollars and he was soon sitting on
numerous corporate boards, eventually being named chairman of Procter &
Gamble, for whom he’d done arbitrage in his early days.
He’d become a consultant to a Boston buyout firm
specializing in financial institutions, and always looked for potential acquisitions.
Despite the continuing responsibilities and the demands on Ben’s time,
he continued to visit his parents on the West Side.
Paraphrases from the novel Everyman by Philip Roth.