A novel of star-crossed lovers
In the summer of 1957, a disconcerting question regularly surfaced at Wind Song, the vacation compound of Dr. Carl Edison and his wife Estelle. They wondered whether Marc Gold would succeed with Marta Mills or with their daughter Merissa, adopted in infancy from Korea. The doctor believed that Marc, in his youthful voyage of self-discovery, still had several stops to make along the way; and Estelle felt certain that the journey would challenge all involved. They both knew that in matters of the heart, choice often invites indecision, especially when nostalgia for another becomes a disquieting memory.
Thus begins this novel of love set against a background of boating and romance in three countries—and ends with a telephone call, a bedside visit, a eulogy, and an affirmation of love.
Paul M. Levitt was born in Newark, New Jersey. He earned a Ph.D. in English at UCLA and has taught at the University of Colorado since 1964, spending many summers in London writing plays for the BBC Radio. His great passion is writing historical fiction, which has enabled him to visit the Jazz Age (Chin Music), McCarthy-ism (Dark Matters), immigrants to America (Come with Me to Babylon), 12th-century England (THE SAINT- MAKERS), Soviet Russia (Stalin's Barber), and World War II Germany (YANA and BERLIN REVISITED). A prolific author, Paul has published 14 novels, 17 plays, 7 children's books, and numerous academic treatises.