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Dr. Theo Tithonus is a plastic surgeon. He has a lucrative private practice in Philadelphia, a lover who is quietly drifting away, family drama, and, through artificial insemination with his medical partner, a seven-year-old daughter who is a secret from the world. Theo's meticulously ordered existence is shattered when his daughter is deposited at his doorstep one night by her nervous breakdown-headed mother, his lover walks out on him with a challenge for Theo to win him back, and political shenanigans at the hospital lead to intrigue and scandal. This deftly written, slyly humorous, and moving novel portrays a man who is given a rare new chance at life, if only he will grasp it and realize what is truly important.
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Wings in the Snow based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Dr Theo Tithonus has it all going for him, gay handsome and fit, in his mid forties he is a successful plastic surgeon of integrity, has a prosperous practice in partnership with the beautiful Dr Susan Zack who is also his best friend, and then there is Sam, about ten years his younger and faithful lover of five years with whom he shares his comfortable Philadelphia home. He is also in line for the coveted job of chief of surgery at his hospital. But then it all starts to go wrong. His two sisters appear to be scheming against him and getting too involved in his ailing and elderly father¿s financial affairs, putting pressure on him to agree. His professional partner Susan, with whom he had a daughter Natalia five years ago through artificial insemination, now wants him to become involved in raising her. Then in desperate need of a break from the pressures of work she dumps Natalia on Theo and disappears to California. For Sam this is the last straw, already feeling ignored by Theo and previously having issued an ultimatum, ups and outs. To add to this and old flame, Dr Timothy Garlington, turns up at the hospital and starts politicking for Theo¿s promised chief of surgery position. As the story unfolds we learn how Theo comes to terms with his problems, and himself.The story is told with occasional wit, and includes some lovely comic exchanges of dialogue. As Theo, previously inattentive to the needs of those closest to him, begins to accept change either through force of events or self realisation, maybe his problems will be resolved; whatever the outcome he will be a better person for it. Amongst other things he learns that honesty is the best policy. This is a very warm and fulfilling tale that builds to a most satisfying conclusion.