Money. Family. Love. Hate. Obsession. Duty. Politics. Religion - or the lack thereof. Sex – or, once again, the lack thereof.
An eighteen year old boy has died much too young. He is stuck in an invisible realm between Heaven and Earth. He watches his friends and family grieve,specifically a guilt-stricken girl whom he had a brief sexual encounter with only two weeks before the horrific car accident that claimed his life. He tries to comfort her by creating rainbows in…
Thomas Baldwin finds himself married to a woman he can’t stand, while head-over heels in love with another woman he can’t have. Talk about bad planning. He is something of a kite, buffeted by circumstances which blow him not only through personal crises, but also through some of the most significant events in Pittsburgh during the late 1800s, including the railroad riots of 1877, the creation of the Homestead Steel Works, the assassination of President Garfield, and the Johnstown Flood. Over time, and with the help of his muse, who dances maddeningly just beyond his reach, he takes control of his life, wresting it from the winds attempting to control him.
A carefully-researched historical novel about life among the privileged class of Pittsburgh during the Industrial Revolution.