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The Cloud Dweller by Robert D. Hale

The Cloud Dweller

by Robert D. Hale

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0971454884, Hardcover)

A warm, quirky, and cinematic novel centered on Philip Farnsworth, the last-of-the-line, eccentric scion of the fabulously wealthy Farnsworth family. He lives in Oshatakea, a huge house created by his grandfather with countless rooms imported from castles and manor houses around the world. The house sits high above the small town that Phil's ancestors established, and is said to be inhabited by strange spirits. It has seen violence and strange deaths, and will see more. In this setting that makes San Simeon seem ordinary, Phil's grandfather and mother are locked in a deadly battle to control both the extraordinary house and Phil's future. Left to his own devices, Phil confronts intrusive and controlling bankers, two ancient and doting quasi-aunts, and surprisingly--love.

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"Phil Fillmore is about to turn forty. While this is a traumatic event for most, for Phil, the last-of-the-line eccentric scion of a fabulously wealthy family, it will be life-changing, for that's when Oshatakea, the extraordinary Fillmore family estate, comes under to his control." "Oshatakea (which means "Cloud Dweller" in the Seneca language) was built in a river valley in upstate New York six generations ago above a small town with the family name, and built up in high style. Phil's grandfather FP Fillmore purchased hundreds of rooms and entire structures during his European travels. A baroque theatre from Austria, a convent from Spain, a monastery from Greece, an Italian villa - all were dismantled and reconstructed in the Fillmore's mountain kingdom. Here in their separate universe, the Fillmore family and the residents of the town have lived in a symbiotic existence for centuries. But all that is about to change.""As the last surviving member of the illustrious clan, Phil unfortunately has no interest in bearing such a burden. He'd prefer to continue dressing like a tramp, lunching regularly at the diner in town, and living by himself in the gargantuan house. But in order to control his future, Phil must contend with meddling bankers, ancient aunts, escaped mental patients, the memory of his monstrous mother's long-drawn-out death, and, unexpectedly - love."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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