A hedge fund manager who bought Norman Mailer's Brooklyn Heights home is trying to pull out of the $2.08 million deal inked in July because a a tri-level crow's nest that Mailer built in the '60s isn't up to code. According to the Times, Mailer's family said they'll go back on the deal over their dead (and naked) bodies, so the hedge-fund manager is going to have to muster his Armies of the Night to…okay we'll stop.

Wesley Golby's attraction to Mailer's top-floor walk up at 142 Columbia Heights was its unique set of landings accessible to by ladders, and one of Mailer's sons said it once contained "a hammock strung between the rafters, a rope ladder and a trapeze swing dangling from the ceiling." But Golby's attorney said that after his client made the purchase the "Mailer estate failed to provide evidence to back up assurances that the work had been done legally and in accordance with zoning laws and building codes."

He continues: “This is not about money. Wes loved the apartment. His problem is he loved that apartment as it is and he does not want to go in and find out he can’t have the apartment he wants.” Fair enough! But Mailer's estate isn't budging, and their attorney says that they "complied fully with the terms of the underlying contract of sale and has made no misrepresentations whatsoever.”

Hopefully the parties will avoid a prolonged scuffle, something Rip Torn and Mailer himself couldn't avoid: