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Dicing Time for Gladness Austin Scott Collins

Dicing Time for Gladness

Austin Scott Collins

Published
ISBN : 9781492773009
Paperback
268 pages
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Chicago, 1899. A city known for vice and violence welcomes a new show to town: the Daughters of Aphrodite Lyric Opera. Despite being branded obscene by the press and civic leaders - or perhaps partly because of it - their performances are a hit.MoreChicago, 1899. A city known for vice and violence welcomes a new show to town: the Daughters of Aphrodite Lyric Opera. Despite being branded obscene by the press and civic leaders - or perhaps partly because of it - their performances are a hit. Almost 18 and not yet married, Constance defies the will of her parents and sneaks out to see for herself what all the fuss is about. She will come to discover that the troupes leader, the fearless, gifted and enigmatic Victoria da Vinci, is a woman with big ideas, big secrets and a complex past. Constance soon finds herself immersed in a world of danger and mystery . . . and must make a choice. 50% historical fiction, 25% sci-fi and 25% adventure-fantasy, Dicing Time for Gladness captures the conflicted spirit of turn-of-the-century America in a time of boundless optimism and deep uncertainty.