By Danielle Ganek
When estranged sisters inherit a Hamptons seashore apartment, they look for fortune yet locate love in its place.
Cassie and Peck are part sisters with little in universal past a shared final name--that is, till their loved aunt Lydia bequeaths them equivalent stocks of her ramshackle previous cottage within the Hamptons with directions to "seek the object of extreme price" inside it. Cassie and Peck fantasize approximately getting to know a misplaced Jackson Pollock, or a primary variation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The nice Gatsby, as they enjoy one final summer time of great events and nostalgia.
From the writer of Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him, Danielle Ganek's The summer time We learn Gatsby, an ideal seashore learn, captures the spirit of latest York's such a lot glamorous inn city, and may captivate readers with its spellbinding mix of romance, secret, and charmingly eccentric characters.
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In our first three days at the house we had not come up with any combination of numbers that might have opened it. We tried the obvious ones—her birth date, the date she bought the house—but the safe remained obstinately locked. There were, besides the safe, paintings and books and papers and collections of things—an entire lifetime’s worth of things—to figure out, divide up, give away, or sell. We couldn’t agree on any of it, partly because we were total and utter opposites and didn’t, by nature, agree on anything, and partly because we did not see eye to eye on what to do with the house itself.
Lydia liked flowery words. She wrote that she “bequeathed” her house and all its contents to Peck and me, her “beloved” nieces. ” Lydia’s list was a roster of things she wanted us to do while we were still young enough to enjoy them: travel to every continent, have an affair with a man who spoke no English, read the classics, play backgammon for money, skinny-dip in the ocean, that sort of thing. Very Bucket List, but hers had been composed in 1999, when she’d had a cancer scare, and mostly included things she herself had already done.
He kept saying, ‘You look fantastic. ’ Over and over again. ’ So I asked him to show me around. He has a lot of art. A Jackson Pollock, a Warhol, an Ed Ruscha, stuff like that. No Jasper Johns, though. I told him about Lydia and how she came up with the name for Fool’s House. He was very interested in all that. Especially her collection. Said he wanted to come see my house. ” I remembered through my haze that we were to host our first party of the summer that very night. Lydia had always held a party when she arrived in Southampton.