About the Book
A literary detective story in which the expatriate writer Henry James’s clandestine visits to a water spa in Vermont are discovered one summer by the hotel’s current owners, a biographer and hose trainer. Their debate whether to reveal their discovery to others begins to unravel the secrets of their own marriage, kept since they met as teenagers at a cathedral school where Greta mysteriously suffered from the stigmata.
A spacious novel about the feel of America— its “hydrophobia” and fear of immersion, “an ambitious and richly imagined tale of romantic intrigue” by a “gifted stylist.” (Publishers Weekly)
About the Author
Kathryn Kramer is the author of Rattlesnake Farming and A Handbook for Visitors from Outer Space.