The author of Indiscretion
returns with a scorching tale of love, passion, and obsession, about
one man’s all-consuming desire for a beautiful, bewitching, and
Since childhood, Wylie Rose has
been drawn to the charming, close-knit Bonet siblings. But none affected
him more than the enchanting Cesca, a girl blessed with incandescent
beauty and a wild, irrepressible spirit.
Growing up, Wylie’s friendship
with her brother, Aurelio, a budding painter of singular talent, brings
him near Cesca’s circle. A young woman confident in her charms, Cesca is
amused by Wylie’s youthful sensuality and trusting innocence. Toying
with his devotion, she draws him closer to her fire—ultimately ruining
him for any other woman.
Spanning several decades, moving through the worlds of high society, finance, and art, and peopled with poignant characters, Girl in the Moonlight
takes us on a whirlwind tour, from the wooded cottages of old East
Hampton to the dining rooms of Upper East Side Manhattan to the bohemian
art studios of Paris and Barcelona. As he vividly brings to life Wylie
and Cesca’s tempestuous, heart-wrenching affair, Charles Dubow probes
the devastating depths of human passion and the nature of true love.