The world is cold. 
That's Silas's unending conclusion. 

The city is frigid, its people are bitter, and the Roaring Twenties have frozen in their tracks.

 Weighed down by the Depression and eager for an escape from the cold, he sets his sights on the mountains across the lake. There, he meets Vera—artist, innkeeper, and purveyor of peace.

What follows is a story of friendship and optimism, sustained by the resilience of the human spirit.

 Lajoie's second novella is a product of the COVID-19 pandemic, written during lockdown. It is, in his own words, dedicated to those who weathered the way it was—and held out hope for the way it would be.

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