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'The Hundred-Year House' a juicy, gothic tale of art and love
'The Hundred-Year House' a juicy, gothic tale of art and love

"The Hundred Year House" is a big-hearted gothic novel, an intergenerational mystery, a story of heartbreak and a romance, all crammed into one grand Midwestern estate. Laurelfield, as it's called, has gone from family home to artist colony and back again. The people who stay there tend to end up haunting it, or being haunted by it, or both. "I feel this place is going to swallow me whole," one poet complains, only to soon decide, "this is exactly where I ought to be, of anywhere in the world. I think I had hold of the place by the wrong end." The book begins in 1999 with Zee and Doug, a young academic couple, moving into Laurelfield's carriage...

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