The Persistence of Memory

The Persistence of Memory

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Scarlett Drake By ScarletteDrake Completed

Eloise Airens. Oliver Alford. Aidan Foley.  A lonely woman who doesn't believe in love; a powerful, wealthy man who does, and a broken, but brilliant artist who has loved only one woman in silence for thirteen long, lonely years. The story opens in the scintillating world of upper class NYC, at Aidan's art exhibition. Ms Drake deftly drops us into the narrative, soaking us in delicious detail and considered moments rich in beauty and timelessness. Poignant, poetic, sharp, harsh, riven with fragility and hope, her work is addictive, relatable, and heartbreaking. Evocative of Donna Tartt, shot through with aching internalisation, languid with desire and crisp realism, the scenes shift from Eloise's and Aidan's points of view, their story unfolding, slow, tantalising, bringing us deep into their world, into their pain, their sorrow, their regrets, and their longing. Passion and fear dance together in a complex series of moves, crafted around a beautiful plot, driving us ever onward to an unforgettable, unexpected climax.

"A powerful debut. Five out of five stars. If you read anything in 2018. Read this." - EA Carter ~ Author of The Lost Valor of Love 

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Optimism, that’s exactly what Americans have. They can keep it tbh, I like being a pessimist 😬
notwitkay notwitkay Dec 09, 2017
                              He knows her...
                              And she doesn’t remember him... does he look that different?
                              Oh boy... the energy of a past love in the midst of whatever’s going on in their marriage... Oliver I feel for you mate... 🤭
mputaway6 mputaway6 Mar 12
Coming back to reread my favorite story! Aidan  Foley pulls me in too! I’ve missed these two so much!
Armanuhu Armanuhu Apr 15
Thanks so much awesome chapter... And thanks @TamaraLush for recommending this novel, I think it's going to be good as you said ❤❤😘👍🏻
notwitkay notwitkay Dec 09, 2017
😞 what a compilation... expunged from within your soul I hope...
notwitkay notwitkay Dec 09, 2017
😅😂 hahahahahaaa... ahh... 
                              jealous of his BIG FULL smile are we Aidan?