In the summer of 1957, a disconcerting question regularly surfaced at Wind Song, the vacation compound of Dr. Carl Edison and his wife Estelle. They wondered whether Marc Gold would succeed with Marta Mills or with their daughter Merissa, adopted in infancy from Korea. The doctor believed that Marc, in his youthful voyage of self-discovery, still had several stops to make along the way; and Estelle felt certain that the journey would challenge all involved. They both knew that in matters of the heart, choice often invites indecision, especially when nostalgia for another becomes a disquieting memory.
Thus begins this novel of love set against a background of boating and romance in three countries—and ends with a telephone call, a bedside visit, a eulogy, and an affirmation of love..