Fleeing New York City and an abusive partner, would-be writer Marc Nugent finds work at HomePort, the Provincetown mansion of Lola Staunton, a fabulously wealthy recluse. Aided by an attractive-but-unattainable artist and an all-too-available cross-dresser, Marc investigates accusations of rape and murder that have estranged Lola from a childhood friend for more than sixty years. Past and present converge when a long-lost journal reveals tales of infidelity, adultery, and passion that mirror the life Marc has recently abandoned. When his ex-lover arrives in search of revenge, Marc must confront his past, his notions of family, and his capacity for love.
Evocative, funny and heartfelt, The HomePort Journals will be to Provincetown what Tales of the City is to San Francisco. - William J. Mann Author, The Men from the Boys series.
A cockeyed, full-hearted Provincetown fantasia, The Homeport Journals combines history and romance with a dash of wit and a firm belief that in some magical places there is always a second chance- for love and for art. -Heidi Jon Schmidt Author, The House on Oyster Creek
|Publisher:||Wilde City Press, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Since 1987, A.C. has lived in Provincetown—since 1997, in an old house with views of Provincetown Harbor. He frequently channels “Little Edie” Beale in moments of domestic desperation and can sometimes be seen gardening with the same level of success. When not splitting wood for his vintage wood stove, A.C. splits his time between Provincetown and South Beach.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Incredible The characters are amazingly multi-dimensional, and very charismatic. The environment was also a major characters, as it was not just the people in the book. It's an incredible suspense and dramatic story, and I will drawn in. Burch writes this story well, so much that it becomes more than just a story. This is definitely not a one-size-fit all genre, and I love that there is more than just a thrilling mystery, it also has hints of romance and excitement. Provincetown is a place that I never visited in reality, but I felt I just traveled there through the eyes and mind of Burch.
If you’ve ever lived in Provincetown, or even just visited there, you’ll love this book. The characters are quite unusual and very memorable. There’s an intriguing subplot based on the past interwoven into the main plot, which gives the story more depth overall. It’s basically a very upbeat tale, with some very funny parts, plus a totally unexpected surprise near the end. The author, who lives in P’town himself, gives us a realistic view of this magical town. I have my own happy memories of many of the places he mentions in his book. While you won’t find the actual Homeport building, it would surely be nice if it were really there.
This is a sensitive and extremely well written book that chronicles the life of Marc Nugent. Marc is gay and is fleeing his abusive partner in NYC. He finds himself in Provincetown with no place to stay and no means of support. He helps an older woman pick up groceries that have fallen into the street and is directed to go to another woman's house where she knows there may be a job and a roof for over his head. The only caveat is that he can't tell who sent him there--or he may not get the job--and it is winter and starting to get cold! The inhabitants of this house are interesting to say the least and it takes Marc a while to get used to them all. When the woman who owns the house finds out that Marc wants to be a writer she sets him up in the attic where her father used to journal every night. He is allowed to read all the journals--except for the last one--it is lost. There is a mystery to be solved here--and one that has kept 2 woman separated for a lot of years. Can Marc and his friends ferret out the real truth? Will any of them ever really learn to trust again? I suggest you read this book to find out!