The Dying of the Light
- Historical Fiction
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Her genteel life may end in ashes
Diana Cooke, daughter of Virginia gentry, knew early that her parents had only one asset, besides her famous beauty. Their stately house, Saratoga, has hosted the crème of society and Hollywood royalty. But without a wealthy husband, Diana will lose the mansion.
When Captain Copperton, an outsider with no bloodline but plenty of cash, sees the ravishing 19-year-old Diana, he’s determined to have her. Diana knows that marrying him would ensure that Saratoga will always be hers. Though Copperton is cruel and vulgar, she succumbs to duty, sacrificing everything, including love.
Their union is brief and gives Diana a son she adores. But when charming Ashton, now grown, returns to Saratoga with his college roommate, the real tragedy begins.
“The characters are memorable, eccentric, and all too human as their needs and passions draw them together and tear them apart…. Passion, loneliness, decadence, and sexuality are all powerfully portrayed.”—Sara Gruen
“Goolrick’s best book yet. A brilliant mashup of all the old greats, Faulkner and Fitzgerald and D.H. Lawrence.”—Philipp Meyer
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|Release Date:||July 3, 2018|