qOld boats are like a beautiful woman, q observes a passerby on the dock as he inspects the steam yacht Galatea. qThey call to you. They entice you. And then they steal your soul.q He calls that feeling qthe sickness.q William Henry Wheelock has achieved his ambition of becoming a professor of classical studies and settled down in a cottage on campus with his wife Jane and young daughter Dani. But Jane is ill-suited to the quiet, academic life and--in a fit of rage ignited by an old misunderstanding--suddenly leaves him for parts unknown. William Henry plods on stoically, teaching his classes and raising his daughter, while the social upheavals of the 1960s change the world around him in ways he doesn't always understand. Then one day the embattled professor falls under the spell of an older woman, Galatea, an antique from the Gilded Age, and his life promises to change completely. Sequel to the Wheelock family history that began with The Judge's Daughter, this novel follows the next generation through a turbulent twenty years filled with longing, love, greed, deception, and madness.Bella went after the prey, the rabbit squeaking, beating its hind legs against the glass as the big snake fit its slimy mouth over its furry head. ... Pulling laundry from the dryer, Lizette said, timidly, aI get money from the county for disability. ... a Why dona#39;t you just go home, make up with your old man, get a job, stop hanging out?
|Title||:||The Professor's Mistress|
|Author||:||Kate Campbell, Thomas T. Thomas|
|Publisher||:||Kate Campbell - 2013-03-04|