“Hasn’t anyone searched for her?”, “She didn’t say,” says Colin. “Come have breakfast, then come visit Mum with me.”, “I’m not in the mood for her various realities,” says Kiran. Subscription management; Advanced analytics. You’re not confusing it with cosmetology? . “Dead,” she says. The big, dark eyes of a Humboldt squid in Peru. With any other ghost from her past, Jane’s first instinct would have been to turn her shoulder, hide behind her dark curls, and make herself into a statue. Jane’s grades had been passing when Aunt Magnolia had been around to help, but her aunt had had a lot of travel that fall and Jane found herself failing biology. Come on. Kiran’s mother divorced Octavian Thrash IV a long time ago. The burners of the stove? Maybe what’s remarkable is that she’s never seen anyone casually carrying a gun before this. “How did you sleep?” Jane asks Phoebe abruptly, willing her to say something about nighttime parlays, and guns. “This house,” she adds as Ivy walks her down the hallway toward the atrium at the house’s center. On rainy days, when Jane was a child and Aunt Magnolia was away on a deep-sea photography trip, Jane would build an umbrella fort on the campus green and hide inside. “I guess,” Kiran says. Kiran gazed at the jellyfish with an unchanging expression. Behind the smooth curtain of her honey-brown hair, Lucy reads a book, The House of Mirth, with occasional glances at her phone whenever it vibrates. “This is a house of serious art lovers. Aunt Magnolia had owned a beautiful long coat, a dark, iridescent purple with a lining that shifted from silver to gold depending on the light. They died in a car accident, in France. “I like the companions,” says Jane automatically. Through the windows Jane can just barely make out the spire on the house’s east side, puncturing the storm clouds. “From what?” Jane asked, examining the umbrella’s delicate working interior. She turns back. It’s filled with neat rows of worktables, almost like a shop class. “Is it, like, your favorite room?”, “Whatever,” Kiran says. Why does Ivy’s admiration make Jane so sad about Ivy lying? Like, once, before Colin and Kiran started dating, Octavian was criticizing Kiran at dinner for being sad and mopey and unemployed. Then she wraps her arms around her chest, hugging herself, pressing her chin to her collarbone. “Rich New Yorkers?”, Colin looks up from his newspaper. 15-Year-Old Jane Austen Writes a Satirical History Of England: Read the Handwritten Manuscript Online (1791) Josh Jones is a writer and musician based in Washington, DC. “He’s the strong, silent type to me.”, “He’s never . She’s thirty.”, “Ravi is attracted to everyone,” Ivy says, “panoptically.”, Jane doesn’t know that word. Her bedroom was a glorified closet, not conducive to umbrella-making, which required space. “Phone call with bad reception. There’s a table inside, on which is propped a large painting of a white man with sloping shoulders, wearing a beret with a great, curling feather. Could this be my heroic journey? Listen to Audible & Talking Books on Tape. “Want to see?”. It’s a sad sound, but cozy too. But art is easy to move, and when it’s stolen, it’s all over the news how much it’s worth. “Who comes to these parties?” Jane asks. “Come walk with me,” Kiran says, “and I’ll tell you the mystery of Charlotte.”. You make me want to talk. Besides, Jane doesn’t want to hear about chasing art thieves.”. “What did he do, swim to the mainland?” Jane asks. “Patrick can do everything by himself.”, “Patrick doesn’t need anybody,” Kiran says. “I’m Lucy,” she says, holding out a hand. The Panzavecchias, also missing, and the sculpture missing too. Is the Panzavecchia story the one that not everyone’s buying? Picking it up, Ivy hangs it around her neck. “Colin found the way to put him in his place without actually being rude. My parents picked seats on the right, randomly, for no reason.”, Kiran nods. “Off at the moment.”, “Oh,” says Jane, confused that this information pleases her. Leave the worktable. “Why are you taking pictures of the art?”, “For Mrs. Vanders,” Ivy says in that fake, nonchalant voice. No matter how many times she goes over the conversation, she can’t make sense of it. That could be average, for all I know.”, “It’s an amazing fucking score for one word,” Ivy says, then closes her eyes. “Thanks,” Jane says again, hoping Ivy won’t ask her what she needs them for. “Is something wrong with the Vermeer?”, “I just want him to stand in front of it,” says Mrs. Vanders, “and not notice anything wrong about it, so that I can stop worrying about the damn thing and apply myself to the million tasks surrounding a gala. Jane’s roommate had spent her summer in the French countryside and, once she’d learned that Jane had taken high school French, wanted to have conversations in French about towns Jane had never heard of and cheeses she’d never eaten. Patrick Yellan, Jane notices, has beautiful forearms. “Wait there,” Ivy says, then straightens and walks out of Jane’s sight. does Kiran know? And say nothing to anyone!” She spins around and heads back the way she came. Kiran backtracks through the receiving hall and takes the east staircase on their left. Phoebe stares back at Jane with an aggressively pleasant expression, until, losing her nerve, Jane’s eyes drop to her plate. A missing stepmother and Philip going on a mystery journey. “Did it hurt?”. You’re sweet to remember.”, “I don’t know,” Kiran says, “and I’m trying not to care.”. Vanders actually told me I’m not allowed there.”. Maybe.” Jane had always lived in that small, upstate university town, surrounded by students whenever she’d stepped outside. Be careful!”. Jane is astonished. “I slept badly too,” says Lucy St. George, looking up from her book. It’s a reference to the TV show Doctor Who. A jumble of ropes is propped beside one of her keyboards, along with two of the longest flashlights Jane’s ever seen. And this time, for some inexplicable reason, she’s invited Jane along, even though, until last week, Jane hadn’t seen Kiran since Kiran’s graduation almost a year ago. Her art teacher had opened a closet full of miscellaneous junk and told everyone to go scrounging and make something. It’s quite dark. And why is she so easy to talk to? “Thank you,” says the man. The house moans and grumbles, almost as if in sympathy with Jane’s feelings. “Patrick’s back. She puts her ear to the door she knows is Ivy’s. Her presence was confusing. “Sorry,” she says, glancing at it. “There is nothing wrong with impractical loves,” Aunt Magnolia had responded whenever Jane had apologized for spending so much time on them. And she’s right to protect herself, Jane thinks. She used to beg to be included.”, “We used to toast marshmallows in Ravi’s fireplace,” Kiran tells Jane, “while Mr. Vanders and Octavian hovered over us, certain we were going to burn ourselves.”. “Waking Patrick up in the middle of the morning to fetch you. The three conspirators are at the far end, passing through the big wooden door that leads to the west attics. 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It has a carved top depicting an undersea scene of sperm whales (Jane also knows her whales). “Beyond that, I’m not going to think about it.”, Ivy purses her lips. She gives no indication of having heard. No one seems to notice her. Your clothes too.”, Jane’s gold zigzag shirt and wine-colored corduroys make her look like one of Aunt Magnolia’s sea creatures. She pulls on a ruffled dress shirt the red-orange color of a weedy sea dragon, black-and-white-striped jeans like a zebra seahorse, and her big black boots. Astonishment lights his face, then vanishes so quickly that Jane wonders if she imagined it. Bet you anything he has nothing to say. “What the hell are you doing?” he yells, wincing at the light. As old houses do, Jane thinks to herself. “Hello, don’t put bullshit in my mouth. “It’s family stuff,” he says with a benevolent expression. “Ocean pollution, hm?” Aunt Magnolia would say to that. I hardly know her. The lilac ladies come trooping back into the hall with more armfuls of empty vases. “Janie,” she says. “I mean, there’s a fireplace and hot tub.”. She leans over the railing, smiling. Who knows. . Kiran’s invitation brought Aunt Magnolia near in a way that nothing else had in the four months since. “This house kind of gives me the creeps,” Jane says. “She makes my head spin.”, “You can’t avoid her forever,” says Ravi. It’s past four, which is unfortunate, because Jane can never fall asleep again once she’s awake. Ravi scrunches his nose. “Nah,” says Jane. Jane turns and dashes out of the servants’ quarters, heart racing. Then Ravi’s eyes take in the entire hall, find Jane and Ivy standing on the bridge. “You’re not useless. “To ‘flip out’?”, “Philip,” says the pearl-necklace lady forcefully. Can she find one that isn’t embarrassing? Yes. Jane can’t see it properly; there are too many lilac branches in the way. The nanny had only just noticed spots forming on his skin when he’d been taken. “Kiran never mentioned there’d be so many kids here,” Jane says, remembering the little girl digging in the rain outside her window. Mr. Vanders freezes. But it’s messy. We had to lower it to the ground on ropes through a window. But now, because Kiran had said it, she resented it less. “I want to hear more of your Scrabble words.”, Ivy shoots her a grateful grin. We used to play with some of the art too, like, pretend-play around it. Jane unlimited, p.21 Jane, Unlimited, p.21 ... Jane had caught her staring into a book she clearly hadn’t been reading, because she’d never turned a page. “Jasper,” Jane says in alarm, reaching for his collar, then realizing he’s not wearing one. For the next couple of hours, he alternates sleeping on her sofa with waking grouchily to the noises of her saws and asking intelligent questions about umbrella-making. Janie, this is my wife, Phoebe.”. Well. Kiran has a degree in religion and languages she’s apparently not using. He stands in front of that tall painting of the room with the umbrella, watching Jane, whimpering. “Won’t that be lovely.”, “Be grateful for it,” says Patrick. She stares at Jane in the rearview mirror. They transform the room into an odd landscape of colorful, spiky hills. “To help her catalog it.”. It’s almost done, only needs the appropriate ferrule to crown it and a tie and button to hold it closed. “Why? Address:SR Ecommerce Factory Pvt. I mean, it’d be one thing if he were the only doctor in the world who could attach someone’s brain back to their spinal cord, but lots of people are GPs.”, “My husband is very devoted to his patients,” says Phoebe. She pushes her goggles up into her dark curls. “It’s only making both of us more wet.”. “Sing Ho! Ivy stops at one of the archways overlooking the courtyard. This is the USA, after all; judging by the news, doesn’t every third person have a gun? Still, at least he’s using his degree.”. “I need to position him in front of the Vermeer.”, “Why?” says Ivy. Jane may not be comfortable in this house, but she wonders if maybe this house makes her comfortable in herself. She needs to think. You switch from your testicles to our mother?”, “She’s the other woman most likely to threaten my testicles,” says Ravi. “Yours?”, “Oh, I’m sorry,” says Phoebe. Suddenly, a door opens and light spills out from a small hallway near the end of the main corridor. Kiran had used to move as if she were being pushed by at least four different urgent purposes at once. Octavian bought parts. Cashore is one of the rare novelists who do both." And there’s a painting in the blue sitting room he’s obsessed with.”, “He sits there gazing at it, blowing big sighs through his nose.”, “Is it a painting of a dog or something?”, “No, it’s a boring old city by the water, except for the fact that it’s got two moons. He told me he has a confession to make. “Oh,” says Ivy, looking embarrassed but pleased. “Do you have everything you need?” she asks Jane. Octavian won’t mind. Jane often wore her shirtsleeves rolled up to show a glimpse of the tentacles because, secretly, she liked people to ask to see it. Thirty-five? “But I don’t think he’d actually cheat. “What the hell are you doing?”. Opening it carefully, she twirled it between her fingers, then presented it to Jane. The air whooshes as Mrs. Vanders closes the door, sucking at Jane’s eardrums and almost making her feel as if she’s missed a whispered word. Jane, rubbing her ears, is trying to figure out how this might connect to the weirdness from last night. My boyfriend is there; you can meet him. If it looks dangerous, we won’t go in.”. Learn more about how we can help at JotForm.com. Lucy rises to her feet, closes one hand around her book and the other around her phone, and stalks from the room. The jellyfish’s long, detailed arms and tentacles, then its golden body, come into view, anchored on her skin. Aunt Magnolia had made Jane promise never to turn down an invitation to Kiran’s family estate. “Good girl,” says Phoebe crisply, nodding at Jane, surprising Jane so much that she can only stare back. Amazon.in - Buy The Sea Gate book online at best prices in India on Amazon.in. Does she get to travel to New York like Kiran does? “It’ll give me an excuse not to go looking for Octavian yet,” Kiran says. Jasper’s got nothing on these people. She rolls her sleeves up to the elbows so her tattoo tentacles are visible. There is no welcoming committee. “Well, yeah, but Ten was youthful in spirit,” Ravi says. You should be content with your bedroom, Jane, and the common rooms of the ground floor.”, “Vanny,” says Kiran calmly, “stop being an ogre.”. “Can we talk now?”. It’s time to ask Mrs. Vanders what’s behind that stare. provincial. “Forgive me,” he says. They’re pretending at something. She starts down the steps. Jane is free now to examine her rooms without needing to hide her amazement. Tell me if you want me to show you the changing rooms and stuff. Do all rich New Yorkers know one another? Kiran’s on the landing, about to descend the steps to the receiving hall. Why?”, “Who the hell knows? “I don’t understand what that means,” she says. “Well, I don’t see any reason not to believe it,” Phoebe puts in. The bridge overlooks the receiving hall on one side and the courtyard on the other. Do the servants have hot tubs and fireplaces too? “Yes,” Jane whispers to Jasper, “go bark at someone who’s not trying to be stealthy. Jane sits on the striped sofa in her morning room, holding her stomach. Have you eaten enough? It’s slightly embarrassing. . A Canadian polar bear, happily suspended underwater, resting, untroubled by the cold. This startles a smile onto his face. A young man in black leather gesticulates with a motorcycle helmet at an older man, maybe in his fifties, who wears a silk, paisley bathrobe and bites down on the pipe Jane smelled. She sounds defeated. She slumps into the chair between Jane and Lucy. He doesn’t do it now. On the island her dad owns?”, Jane had known enough French to translate this. “Someone’s corrupted you! Jane supposes she was expecting someone boring, or bland, or generically rich-looking. Ravi again? But she’d learned to chat, to fill the silence with false enthusiasm, and to offer her failures as conversational bait, because sometimes it enabled her to head off the very next question Kiran asked. The more belligerent Kiran becomes, the more unoffended he looks. He is soaked to the skin. She has no other place to store them; Jane brought everything she owns to this house. Why should we believe that? Mixing bowls. The glass brings her very near the storm, which is nice. This surprises a choked laugh out of Kiran. About all her strange moments of deliberate nonchalance? “Do Kiran and Patrick have some sort of history?” says Jane. She’s felt exactly that way, ever since Aunt Magnolia died and the wrong version of Jane’s life wrapped its arms tight around her, dove into the water, dragged her to the bottom, and held her there while she drowned. But no one ever claimed him. “What kind of crook?” she asks, swallowing hard. “We were very polite and introduced ourselves, sweetheart,” says Colin. It’s wooden and arched, with a doormat that reads WELCOME TO MY WORLDS. “Be right back.” She leaves Jane in the main corridor, where Jasper leans against her legs, sighing. “It’s beautiful, actually. “The art,” she says. “He met me for a drink on the mainland and it got late, as it always does with Patrick. Colin reads a newspaper, an actual, physical newspaper that makes Jane wonder how newspapers are delivered to this house. It’s made her a bit touchy. Then he leans his weight against her damp corduroys. “I hope you have a nice time.”, “What is that tattoo?” asked Kiran. “Everyone wants to tell me what to do,” says Kiran. Aunt Magnolia? “I’m the one who got your room ready. “I could have made that one just for you.” She reaches for her phone. ISBN-13. Phoebe is lying about her husband and almost seemed as if she intentionally followed that cleaner. She’s come home for the spring gala. The book, titled Jane, Unlimited, has very little description to recommend it. Up and down the eastern seaboard, and always people from abroad too.”, “In their own boats, mostly, though Octavian also charters a couple of boats for any of the guests who need it. Outside, Patrick catches the cleat successfully, then, his body taut, pulls on the rope, arm over arm, bringing the yacht up against the dock. “Hey, man,” he says to someone Jane can’t see. “There’s nothing wrong with being a college dropout.”. She has thirty-seven completed umbrellas. Mushrooms, lampshades, jellyfish. “How do you keep the ribs from rubbing through the canopy after repeated openings?” he mumbles, then grasps his hair. Do you appreciate that I’m sleeping on the other side of the wall? She picks one up, shakes the water out of it, then throws it back down again, seemingly just for the violence of it. “Kiran,” Colin says, “would you please pass me the salt?”. “He works for his uncle who owns a gallery. “Hi,” says Ivy, her voice carefully nonchalant again. The driver has the facial expression of a bulldog and she’s driving like she’s got a train to catch. “Did I say something bad?”, “It’s okay,” Jane says, embarrassed by Kiran’s burst of protectiveness. Read The Sea Gate book reviews & author details and more at Amazon.in. Mrs. Vanders is long gone. Ravi continues to climb, his footsteps echoing. She’s got an American accent and a deep voice. Jane feels she could almost step into the scene. Janie, did you meet everyone?”. 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