The Last Estate by Conor Bowman

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Father Leterrier, what will happen to people who stray from the path of Holy Purity?

They will rot in the fires of Hell. Their flesh will melt, and all of the impurities in their blood will be filtered onto the floor like a carpet of evil dust.

It is the summer of 1920 and Christian Aragon is about to graduate from school. The sixteen year-old covets the body of an older woman married and a teacher at his school. This not only imperils his mortal soul, but threatens other consequences as well. Surrounded by vineyards and mountains and the relentless heat of the Provencal sun, there is passion, anger, fear, and blood in this tiny village at the foot of the Dentelles. But what prize awaits those who dare defy tradition, and what is the price to be paid for following one s heart?

About Conor Bowman

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CONOR BOWMAN lives in Ireland and practices law, though he hasn't quite gotten the hang of it yet. He is married to a wonderful woman who saved him from himself. They have four fabulous children and an apple tree. His previous books are Wasting By Degrees (a novel) and Life and Death and in Between (a collection of short stories).
Published August 1, 2010 by Permanent Press. 160 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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School is more inviting, for Christian has fallen in love with his beautiful 24-year-old geography teacher Vivienne Pleyden, who lives alone since her brutally abusive husband disappeared, to dodge the draft.

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Each obstacle heaped on the lovers' struggle only makes their already thinly conceived connection less credible, and a powerfully unfortunate turning point involving Miss Pleyben's returned husband effectively kills any emotional connection the reader may have forged.

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His father (Papa) runs the wine chateau of Montmirail and expects Christian to honor his legacy and enter the family business.

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