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A Winter Garden The sequel to XENOSAfter falling in love with Greece, and with a vacationing Dutch girl named Alarice, Doran Seeger elects not to resume his former life in the United States when Alarice is forced to return to the Netherlands at the end of a glorious summer Instead he drifts from one European city to another until he eventually lands in the newly liberated Czech Republic There he befriends an enterprising Colombian girl who helps him establish himself as an underground art dealer importing paintings from Russia into Western Europe Doran s life in Prague is interesting and his job is both lucrative and a bit daring He has made friends in the Prague artistic underground as well as in high political office, and indeed it seems that at last he has found himself afteryears of rambling Until one night he returns home to find the sister of his former lover camped on his doorstep During the pastyears Gisella Van Zyle, Alarice s sister, has led her own diverse life, and now she, too, is anxious to settle into a secure situation But of course it s never that simple Over the course of a few weeks, including an art buying trip to the City of Kiev where the couple is brutally mugged, Gisella persuades her sister s former lover to return with her to Corfu Of course all is not as it wasyears ago What consequences await both Doran and Gisella as they settle into a new life on the Island of Corfu Perhaps a romance of their own Or something else entirely

  • Kindle Edition
  • 345 pages
  • A Winter Garden
  • David A. Ross
  • English
  • 04 March 2019

About the Author: David A. Ross

David A Ross is a writer, editor and publisher From 1984 1985 he was a columnist and contributing editor for Southwest Art Magazine His novels include The Virtual Life of Fizzy Oceans, Xenos, A Winter Garden, Stones, How High The Wall and his award winning first novel Calico Pennants Also to his credit is the short story collection Sacrifice and the Sweet Life and the travel memoir Good Morning Corfu Living Abroad Against All Odds.Born in Chicago, Illinois, he presently lives on the Island of Corfu in Greece.