The Wine of Astonishment Author:Rachel MacKenzie 'The drama of human desire in the heart of America. Restores one's faith in storytelling...A beautiful book." — "Seeds of Desire, Shades of Defiance...In a pillared Greek Revival mansion overlooking the small town of Pliny Falls live two sisters, alone. Shielded from the buffets of time and desire by their domineering mother, and nearing middle... more » age, Esther and Martha are suddenly freed by her death to pursue whatever passion their hearts still contain.
For Esther, the seeds of desire flower into an affair with a married man. Martha, two, longs for something more...but the two sisters are unsparingly caught in the intense conflict between hidden desire and the strict morality of a small-town America. The result is fulfillment laced with tragedy - and a perceptive, infinitely moving portrait of two lives touched by the ironic hand of fate."« less