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Victorian Stillness

Victorian Stillness

Jeanne’s expansive Upstate New York property, complete with a picturesque Victorian farmhouse, has been in her family since 1808. She hopes to pass the property down to her young grandson, Oscar, but, unfortunately, it’s the end of an era. The land faces enormous economic and societal problems, and as Jeanne ages, she finds herself at the mercy of a younger and unreliable workforce. Realizing her predicament, Jeanne must resort to hiring caretakers.


Unqualified, entitled, and manipulative, Lez and Rudge move upstate from New York City to become Jeanne’s supposed safety net. To Oscar, they represent the decay of modern society. And throughout their tenure as property managers, Oscar sees his pride in the land become hate for those who want to take advantage of it. Told through the lens of a satirically strange modern landscape, Victorian Stillness delves deeply into the life and death of an American property.

Pages: 206
Pub Date: 04-30-2024
Softcover: 18.95 979-8-88824-277-3
Hardcover: 29.95 979-8-88824-279-7


Kip Langton is widely recognized for his creative achievements as a novelist and an advertising creative. His success as a novelist includes his Amazon bestseller, Hell of Hosanna. As for advertising, Kip has won or been shortlisted for over forty creative awards, including the Cannes Lion for Innovation, New York Festivals, Innovation by Design-Fast Company, London International Awards, W3 Award, Clio Award, The Shorty Social Good Award, Epica Award, and Communication Arts Award of Excellence. He is a versatile writer who works across genres and has held a variety of creative positions for some of the most famous agencies in the world. Kip lives in New York City.

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