Man Pilot

Man Pilot

by James W. Ridout
     
 

The Man Pilot is a rich, colorful saga of plantation life in the steamy Louisiana delta where love, sex, lies, and deceit live among the slender stalks of sugar cane deep in the Bayou land. The latest installment of author James W. Ridout IV's "Plantation" series chronicles the Pilot family, an extended clan of blood kin, in-laws, neighbors, friends, and lovers,

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The Man Pilot is a rich, colorful saga of plantation life in the steamy Louisiana delta where love, sex, lies, and deceit live among the slender stalks of sugar cane deep in the Bayou land. The latest installment of author James W. Ridout IV's "Plantation" series chronicles the Pilot family, an extended clan of blood kin, in-laws, neighbors, friends, and lovers, gay and straight, each with a story to tell-and a secret to hide. Cover-ups, deceptions, and duplicity lead to treachery, blackmail, scandal, and murder as business trickery collides with bedroom intrigue to alter the lives-and loves-of everyone. "You and the others may consider my ideas immoral, but all you have to do is look at yourselves and I don't come out so bad." John Pilot, the aging patriarch of one of the grand families of Louisiana, reigns over one of the largest sugar cane producers in the state. But the farm-and the family that feeds off it-is falling apart. Sugarcane prices have hit rock bottom and it's been five years since the Pilot plantation turned a profit. A mysterious disease is killing the sugar cane the farm does manage to produce. Francis Lorraine, his scheming young wife, hops from one politician's bed to the next. Oliver, his secret lover of 40 years, has been stricken with a terminal illness. His favorite son-in-law Julian, a "reformed" gay man, is on the verge of a breakdown. And it's all he can do to keep his openly gay nephew Shaun, his heir apparent, from taking a shotgun to his own father. "This family is filled with controversy and I will not be used as a scapegoat for causing problems." Bernard had lost interest in the whole matter. Julian's latest blood type no longer ruled out the possibility that Bernard wasn't Julian's father. Julian's father could be the rapist or Bernard. This was enough for Bernard. He had the heir of the first born of his first marriage-his only marriage. He could care less about the details. As soon as Julian woul

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560234609
Publisher:
Haworth Press, Incorporated, The
Publication date:
03/05/2004
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

What People are saying about this

Andrea L.T. Peterson
A MULTIGENERATIONAL COMING-OUT STORY. . . . Laden with secrets, scandals, deception, and betrayal. AN ENTERTAINING READ, especially for anyone who has lived through the challenges of being gay in the 1980s.
MDiv, BA, Freelance Writer/Editor
Dale Edgerton
If a TV network ran a gay primetime drama, this would be it. The cast of characters includes handsome heroes, a wicked Joan Collins-like villainess, and a manly yet gentle patriarch who struggles to keep his dynasty going at all costs. FANS OF RIDOUT'S PLANTATION SECRETS WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED.
Author of Goneaway Road

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