At a glance:
- Author: John D. MacDonald
- First Published: 1962
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Fantasy—Magical Realism
- Time of Work: The early 1960s
- Setting: Miami, Florida
- Genres: Long fiction, Science fiction, Magical Realism, Fantasy, Novel
- Subjects: 1960's, Escapes, Florida, Clocks or watches, Time
- Locales: United States, North America, Miami, Florida
When Omar Krepps suddenly dies, Kirby Winter, his nephew and only living relative, is thought to be the sole heir to a purportedly vast fortune. Uncle Omar, a reclusive philanthropist with a talent for both magic and high finance, in fact has left his nephew no money, only a very strange bequest: a gold pocket watch and a letter. Kirby is to receive the watch immediately; the letter is to be delivered to him in one year.
Kirby’s relationship with his uncle was cordial but not close. Although Uncle Omar financed Kirby’s college education, he also insisted on...
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