Summerland by Rory O’Brien

Summerland_cover_frontGilded Age Newport…
Millionaires and robber barons come to spend the season in their opulent mansions while their wives throw lavish balls and gossip over afternoon tea. In 1893, the toast of the town is a spirit-medium—just returned from Europe—who now summons the departed to the marble mansions and wealthy parlors of the summer colonists. Her success attracts the attention of a retired stage magician who has made his name exposing psychic charlatans. He decides to travel to Newport to effect one last dramatic unmasking.

From Rory O’Brien, author of the highly acclaimed Gallows Hill, comes a new novel, Summerland.

“Steeped in the rich quotidian details of the nineteenth century that enweb the happy reader in a textured and colorful recreation of a glamorous era, Rory O’Brien’s Summerland could not simultaneously be more contemporary than it is, dealing as it does with the eternal tug-of-war between science and faith, cynicism and hope, good will and chicanery. With a cast of flamboyant characters, the novel brings Gilded Age Newport to invigorating life, and provides enough thrills, laughter and suspense to make Mister Wilkie Collins or Mister Sheridan Le Fanu apprehensive about young rivals.”
– Paul Di Filippo, author of The Steampunk Trilogy

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