THE TOY by Kage Booton


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Indigent Gerald gets a chance at ""the good life"" when he's hired by Paula Bancroft, a youthful widow, to be part of the household which includes her three daughters and which she ever so graciously dominates in velvet gloves. He's also to work in The Barn which is full of antiquities and certain other curiosities, like the paintings of Paula's just deceased lover one of which might be too realistic? All before Gerald realizes that her ""toy"" is really a live plaything. Kage Booton tells her story with largesse--it's a circumspect slow tease for all the ladies.

Pub Date: July 25th, 1975
Publisher: Doubleday