Title: Gables Court
Author: Alan S. Kessler
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Format: Print copy mailed by the author in exchange for an honest review
My rating: 3/5
Age 24, Samuel Baas is a romantic and virgin who wants love and marriage before sex. After moving from staid New England to the hothouse world of Miami, he falls in love with Kate, the college girl he wants to marry. She isn’t interested in becoming anyone’s little wife. For her, sex is recreational.
A lawyer, Bass represents an accused Nazi war criminal and Haitians who, if deported, face retribution from the murderous Tonton Macoute. Head of a crime family, his father takes a special interest in his son’s legal career. In this complicated world, Baas dates and tries to answer the central question in his life,
“Is love for someone else?”
Loneliness isn’t gender specific nor is alienation just a phase.
Over a span of ten years, Samuel Bass journeys toward intimacy—and his people.