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It’s 1899—the cusp of a new century—and Bliss House, the proud creation of Randolph Hasbrouck Bliss, casts its unsettling shadow over Old Gate, Virginia. Already the house has a reputation for trouble, but there are those who can’t keep away, drawn by rumors of strange goings on beyond the public entertainments—traveling troupes, preachers, and spiritualists—that take place in the house’s theater.Now Randolph has a new wife, Lucy, a rebellious daughter who defied her society family by marrying him in secret. She’s made a blithe promise to him that she will give him the legitimate son he has always wished for, without understanding what it will cost her. Randolph is a man of peculiar—even hellish— appetites that leave their mark on everything and everyone around him.This is especially true for Lucy and the other women he has pulled into his orbit, promising them stability, wealth, and freedom. Lucy soon comes to realize that she is simply his latest conquest. There was the quiet, plain Amelia and the very young and mysterious Kiku. Both came to Bliss House long before Lucy, and left their own marks. For Bliss House never forgets what happens within its walls, and nothing that dies there can ever leave.
Number of Pages: 401
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: Bliss House
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Laura Benedict
Street Date: October 11, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-7518
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