It kept me guessing from the start. – Amazon reader
Waxwood, 1898: At nineteen, Jake Alderdice loses his grandfather, the only paternal figure he ever knew. His mother expects him to take his place as the new head of the family but Jake hardly has the qualities expected of a Gilded Age patriarch. He is contemplative rather than aggressive, hesitant instead of ambitious, and artistic rather than materialistic. And now, he has no one to guide him.
When the family fulfills Malcolm Alderdice’s last request — to visit Waxwood, the coastal town where he wooed and won Penelope Alderdice — Jake befriends an older but illusive man prepared to teach him all he needs to know about Gilded Age manhood.
But is his new mentor all he claims to be? Or is he a wolf in sheep’s clothing bent on leading Jake into a diabolical version of the Gilded Age man?
Will Jake discover the true meaning of Gilded Age masculinity or redefine it?
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