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Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The story can be adapted for any Western country from after WWII to the early 1960s.

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The story takes place in Montreal in 1951. In the novel the main text is presented as a memory of an elderly woman's ill-fated courtship at age 18.
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Submited by: Dave Riese (Writer)
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Flying Heron Press

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A young woman, from a working-class family, falls in love with a handsome, wealthy man who introduces her to a world of upper-class privilege, but when sexual secrets and family conflict test their love, she tries to help him stand up to the pressure from his family.


Montreal, 1951. Rebecca Wiseman, 18, a bright college student, lives with her working-class parents. At a local dance, she meets a handsome young man, but has little hope of seeing him again. When Sol Gottesman tracks her down and asks her on a date, her joy mingles with disbelief when she learns he is the son of a wealthy businessman.

Sol takes her in a chauffeured Rolls-Royce to the most expensive restaurant in the city, introducing Rebecca to a world of upper-class wealth and privilege. Rebecca is head over heels in love and believes her life is perfect.

But despite Sol’s outward charm, he lacks self-confidence and is mistrustful. He reveals the simmering conflicts in his family and his fears that his brother plans to drive him out of the family business. Rebecca, headstrong but naïve; wants to protect Sol and help him to stand up to the pressure from his family.

Soon after their engagement, a shocking family secret of child abuse comes to the surface. Rebecca tries to convince Sol that her love and support is all he needs. Shortly before their wedding, Sol disappears. Rebecca’s search to discover what has happened to him becomes even more desperate when she realizes she is pregnant.

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