THE SUMMER HOUSES by James Stevenson


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A delightful and deceptively light touch makes an imaginative and sensitive social comment of this tale of an established ""old family"" summer resort which is disrupted by an unsympathetic, alien intrusion. A storm brings a surprise visitor, Maynard McKinney, who, in the name of his powerful employer, begins with ruthless persistence to buy up all the property of the Island. At the last, the Island is saved when McKinney is unmasked as a well known swindler, but not before the behavior of people under intolerable financial and social pressure has been revealed. Effective atmosphere, character, and at times high humor. Civilized and satisfying.

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 1963
Publisher: Macmillan