The Garden of Lost and Found
By Dale Peck
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On the death of the mother he never knew, twenty-one-year-old James Ramsay inherits a brownstone in New York City. For the past two years he's lived on his own in Kansas, where he has had bimonthly liaisons with Trucker, a fifty-five-year-old traveli Continue
On the death of the mother he never knew, twenty-one-year-old James Ramsay inherits a brownstone in New York City. For the past two years he's lived on his own in Kansas, where he has had bimonthly liaisons with Trucker, a fifty-five-year-old traveling salesman. Just before James learns of his mother's death, Trucker tells him that he has infected him with HIV. Confused and shaken, James takes up residence in the five-story brownstone with an elderly woman, Nellydean. The building's lot is worth millions, but the estate is cash poor, and James is faced with a choice: sell the property--and turn Nellydean out of the only home she's known for the past forty years--or attempt to stave off the mounting tide of taxes that will cause him to forfeit his only connection to a mother he never knew. The a chance encounter lands James on the cover of the New York Post, which in turn brings two new people into his life: Knute Lingon, a forty-year-old former ad exec moonlighting as a reporter, and Claudia MacTeer, Nellydean's niece, who is looking for a new home for herself and her unborn child. The strange threesome become entangled in a web of sexual, familial, and financial complications.
- English Books
- Hardcover 368 Pages
- ISBN-10: 0786718218
- ISBN-13: 9780786718214
- Publisher: Carroll & Graf
- Publish date: 2007-09-01